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Thick Homemade Vegetarian Chili

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Chili is definitely a comfort food. It is thick, warm, spicy, flavorful, and served in a bowl! You can top it with cheesy goodness, creamy sour cream, and crunchy chips for texture (frito pie). Sorry if this offends you but meat in a runny chili sauce is not considered chili! No way! Chili has to be thick enough for your spoon to stand in it. Beans are a must in chili and meat is optional.

Ever since I bought my crock-pot years ago, Chili has been a home regular. It is so easy to make and delicious to eat. I cook mine for up to 8 hours while I am gone all day. It is so inviting to come home to the smell of chili, yum! I freeze half for another night when I don’t feel like cooking.

Delicious Rating: Crock-pot cooking is really one step cooking. Add all the ingredients to the pot and turn on. Nothing to this easy recipe. Add more veggies if you would like or less and add meat. I usual do a vegetarian version with no meat. My chili recipe is actually Vegan but turns vegetarian when you add cheese and sour cream for topping which is really up to you. This recipe never fails to be delicious. The heat is always just right and the flavors meld so well. Drop a comment and let me know what you think of it.

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Thick Homemade Vegetarian Chili
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Recipe type: Dinner
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Yields: 6-8 servings
 
Serve as an entree and add in some fritos or chips.
Ingredients
  • 12 ounces vegetable broth
  • 3 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 2 red pepper, diced
  • 2 serrano chili peppers, minced
  • 5 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 10 dashes of hot sauce
  • 2 cups of corn kernels, drained
  • 12 ounce can of tomato paste
  • 2 28 ounce cans of crushed Italian tomatoes
  • 24 ounces cooked red kidney beans, rinsed & drained
  • 24 ounces cooked pinto beans, rinsed & drained
Instructions
  1. In your slow cooker or crock-pot, add in all ingredients and combine well.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or High for 2-4 hours.
  3. Garnish with cheese, sour cream, avocado, and/or fresh cilantro.

Delicious!

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