Vegetarian Chili

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Vegetarian Chili

Slow but oh-so-good cooking. That's what this vegetarian chili’s all about. Want to add leftover shredded roasted chicken or turkey breast? Go right ahead. Poultry- or veggie-style, it’s a wonderful one-pot dish.
Prep Time30 mins
Active Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Lunch, Main Dish, Side Dish, Soup/Stew, Vegetarian
Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, International, Vegetarian
Yield: 12 half-cup servings


  • 1 cup red bell pepper diced
  • 1 cup poblano pepper diced
  • 1 cup cubanelle pepper diced
  • 1 cup So Soya (TVP) ground. See Recipe notes.
  • 1 cup red onion diced
  • 1/4 cup garlic chopped
  • 3 tb green grotto
  • 2 cup corn kernels (fresh or frozen)
  • 3 cups red beans cooked, (If using canned varieties, purchase no-salt-added)
  • 2 tsp oregano dry
  • 1 tsp basil chopped
  • 2 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp Southwest seasoning
  • 1/3 bottle Enrico mild salsa
  • 1 tb balsamic glaze
  • 1 cup tomato puree no-salt-added
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened ketchup
  • 1 quart vegetable stock (low-sodium)
  • 1/4 tsp liquid smoke
  • 2 tb fresh cilantro, chopped added at the end
  • 2 tb fresh parsley, chopped added at the end


  • In a large nonstick stockpot, sauté bell peppers, onion, and garlic at medium-high heat until brown, about 3 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, soak So Soya in ½ cup hot water for about 5 minutes. Drain excess liquid. Add So-Soya and All Purpose Seasoning to stockpot, and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add remaining ingredients, except cilantro and parsley, and simmer for 1 hour.
  • Finish off with freshly chopped cilantro.
  • Serve with whole-wheat, low-sodium pita chips, brown rice, mashed potatoes, or simply by itself.


So Soya is a dehydrated soybean product. It is available in some supermarkets nationwide as well as online at
Make your own All Purpose Seasoning by blending granulated onion, granulated garlic, salt-free lemon pepper, and paprika.
Veggie Grated Topping, Parmesan, is made by Galaxy Nutritional Foods. It's in grocery stores or at Don't go overboard on it because it does have added sodium.