Spicy Vegetarian Chili

Here’s a fabulous recipe for Spicy Vegetarian Chili that also happens to be Vegan.

Spicy Vegetarian Chili recipe - from RecipeGirl.com

I’m a meat eater through and through.  My family is a family of meat eaters too.  But once in a while, we like to enjoy a meal that can be perfectly satisfying without meat!  This is one of those meals.

Spicy Vegetarian Chili recipe - from RecipeGirl.com

This chili recipe is hearty and very filling- the beans and the cooked bulgur wheat within the chili help out with that.  “Spicy” is as spicy as you want to get.  Add one jalapeño for a hint of spice, and add two if you really like things spicy!

Spicy Vegetarian Chili recipe - from RecipeGirl.com

I’m going to call this an excellent chili to eat for lunch.  You won’t need much of it to fill you up.  And I think most folks would be pretty happy having it for dinner too.  Don’t forget to add a little dab of sour cream and a sprinkle of cheese!

Spicy Vegetarian Chili

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time:15 minutes

Cook Time:35 minutes

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 or 2 large jalapeño chilies, seeded and minced (2 or 3 tablespoons, depending on preference)
  • One 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes with added puree
  • 3 cups water
  • Two 15-ounce cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup bulgur
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
  1. Heat olive oil in heavy large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrots, red bell pepper and jalapeños and sauté until onion and carrots are almost tender, about 8 minutes. Add all remaining ingredients.
  2. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-high and cook, uncovered, until bulgur is tender and mixture thickens, stirring often, about 20 minutes.
  3. Ladle chili into bowls and serve.
  • Bulgur is also called "cracked wheat." It's available at most supermarkets and natural food stores.
  • Nutritional Information per serving (Serving size: 1/6th of the recipe)
  • Calories 267, Fat 6g, Saturated Fat .85g, Sugar 7g, Fiber 15.5g, Protein 11.5g, Cholesterol 0mg, Carbohydrates 45.5g
  • Weight Watchers POINTS per serving:
  • Freestyle SmartPoints:  1, SmartPoints:  6, Points Plus: 6 Old Points Program: 6.5
SOURCE: RecipeGirl.com (via Bon Appetit)

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