Vegetarian chili is a healthy and easy dish that you can serve at home or you can bring to potlucks and other gatherings. The instructions are quick to follow or simple and most of the ingredients used are cheap. The dish contains ingredients that are rich in carbohydrates, dietary fiber, protein, sugars, iron, calcium, vitamin C as well as vitamin A. There are various ways of cooking the dish such as baking. If you have ample time, you can also slow cook the dish. Below is an easy-to-follow and the best vegetarian chili recipe that you can follow if you want to serve it to your loved ones and friends.
The main ingredients for a vegetarian chili include a can of whole kernel corn, a can of black beans, a can of garbanzo beans, a can of kidney beans, three cans of whole peeled tomatoes and two packages of vegetarian burger crumbles. Aside from these, you will need a tablespoon of olive oil, ½ medium chopped onion, two bay leaves, a teaspoon of ground cumin, two tablespoons dried oregano and a tablespoon of salt. In addition, it is important that you have two stalks celery, two green bell peppers, two jalapeno peppers, three cloves garlic and two cans of chopped green chile peppers to make the dish more flavorful. Above all, you should include ¼ cup chili powder and a tablespoon ground black pepper in the ingredients.
The initial step in cooking a vegetarian chili is to pour olive oil and heat in a large pot over medium fire. Add in the onion, bay leaves, salt, oregano and cumin. Saute the onion until tender. Stir the ingredients and add the green bell peppers, celery, jalapeno peppers, green chile peppers and garlic. In order to make this homemade dish tasty, you should add in the vegetable burger crumbles while the other vegetables are over heat.
Afterwards, add in the tomatoes to the large pot. Stir and season with pepper, chili powder and chili. Add the garbanzo beans, kidney beans as well as black beans. Wait until the dish boils then lower the heat setting. Cover the pot and let the dish simmer for half hour to 45 minutes. Add in the fresh corn and return the cover. Cook the dish over low fir for another five minutes to 10 minutes. Transfer the dish in a large bowl. To enjoy this homemade recipe, it is best to serve the dish while hot.