Easy Vegetarian Chilli

Not every meal needs to have meat in it, and chilli is a perfect meal to have without meat. With so many things going on in each bite, you will forget that it's vegetarian!


Vegetarian Chilli Ingredients:

• 2 T. canola oil for frying

• 2 T. butter (use margarine for vegan chilli)

• 1 large onion chopped

• 4 banger-style vegan or vegetarian sausages cut into 1-inch pieces

• 3 stalks celery cut into bite-sized chunks

• 1 med. red or yellow pepper cut into bite-sized chunks (optional)

• 1 can stewed tomatoes

• 1 can kidney beans

• 1 can black beans

• 1 T. chilli powder

• 2 tsp. cumin

• 1 tsp. cinnamon

• 2 tsp. pure maple syrup

• ¼ cup grated white cheddar or parmesan cheese for topping

• ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves chopped roughly

• 1 tsp. smoked paprika

• 1 cup veggie stock

• 1 organic veggie bouillon cube

• Salt & cayenne pepper to taste


Vegetarian Chilli Instructions:

In this easy recipe, we are using some canned ingredients, otherwise it would not be an easy recipe.

• Fry up the onions, peppers & celery in the oil in a pot over medium heat.

• Once onions begin to caramelize, add the stock and sausages, stirring to ensure the sausages don’t stick. Add butter or margarine if more oil is needed.

• When mixture has been brought to a gentle boil, add the canned beans & tomatoes (you can drain the beans fully or partially).

• Stir the chilli well then add bouillon and spices. Stir to blend flavours then reduce heat and allow to simmer.

• Cook stirring occasionally to prevent sticking to bottom of pot until liquid has been reduced. Taste and adjust flavourings accordingly.

• Serve hot chilli with grated cheese or chopped cilantro.

Note: grated carrots & corn niblets are also nice additions to this chilli.

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