Vegetarian Chili

Vegetarian Chili
makes 8 servings


  • 4 cans kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 8 oz can stewed tomatoes
  • 6 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 large onion chopped (1 1/2 cups onions)
  • 1 cup chopped bell peppers – or 1 large bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped celery about 1 stalk
  • 1 cup peeled and chopped carrots – 1 carrot
  • 1 bunch cilantro chopped – 4 tbsp
  • 3 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 4 bay leaves if you have
  • 1 tsp Mexican oregano but not needed
  • Salt
  • Oil
  • Avocado for garnish
  • 1 cup Sour cream for garnish
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese for garnish


  • In a pot heat 2 tbsp oil. Sauté garlic and onions until tender. Add taco seasoning, bay leaf, and oregano and let flavor come through – 5- 10 seconds.
  • Add peppers, celery, carrots, salt and sauté for a couple of minutes. Add 2 cups water, cover and cook for 5 minutes until vegetables are tender.
  • Add rinsed kidney beans and 1 more cup of water and cook for 5 more minutes. After 5 minutes mash beans a little and add tomato sauce and stewed tomatoes. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add cilantro and mix-in. Chili is ready.

Serve chili with a dollop of sour cream, avocado slices, cheddar cheese, fresh chopped onions and cilantro. You can also add salsa for an extra kick of flavor 😋.


Cook’s Notes: You can adjust the recipe to your liking by adding any variety of vegetables of your choice. You can also make this chili with a combination of different types of canned beans such as black beans and pinto beans.

5 thoughts on “Vegetarian Chili”

  1. Wow, Kalps – High Protein Dish ( Beans and Cheeses) with complex Carbs ( Tomatoes , Carrots etc) and low fat Avocado as Topping .. we are in Nutrition Wonderland . Nourishing and Warm Soup for a Freezing Cold day in the Nation’s Capital …. also , do not know what to expect with the Change of Guards in the White House … May i pl share this recipe in Facebook … ?

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