Meatless Chili Recipes

| September 29, 2011 | 2 Comments

Meatless ChiliWe love chili, especially when the weather cools down. I remember the few days it would get cold my mom would always make chili. Since we are making a push to eat healthier I recently have come across many meatless chili recipes. I am going to make each one of these in the coming weeks and I will make sure to give you my review of each one! Are there any favorite Chili recipes you want to share?

All these recipes are from Meatless Monday! Meatless Monday, is a campaign that encourages people to “cut out meat one day a week” for health and environmental benefits.

Here are Meatless Chili Recipes

Slow Cooker Corn Chili
Both kidney and black beans are seasoned with cumin, chili powder, garlic, cinnamon and cocoa in this deceptively simple chili. Corn brings a slight crunch and fire roasted tomatoes allow for a subtly smoky flavor in this one pot wonder.

Cozy Cashew Chili
Scallions, bell pepper and carrots are sautéed, then seasoned with chili and chipotle powder before this traditional chili base meets the unexpected cashews and raisins. The sweet, savory and nutty flavors play off each other well in this complex Winter warmer, so pour two servings over brown rice and cozy up with your favorite foodie.

Cumin Corn Chili
Onion, bell pepper and celery are sautéed to fuse this holy trinity of flavors together with carrots, garlic, cumin and oregano. The range of chilies allows the spice intensity to be adapted according preference, so use a jalapeño or hot sauce if you like it mild to medium, or crank it up with an habanero or scotch bonnet pepper if you’re tongue is partial to fire.

Butternut Squash Chickpea Chili
Butternut squash is roasted as garlic, onion and carrots are sautéed for this filling squash stew. The broth is seasoned with cumin, chili powder and lime juice as the stew comes together before being served atop a bed of Paprika rice.

Cajun Chili Cups
Welcome back Monday Night Foodbowl with this delightful Cajun chili, conveniently served in edible cups. The holy trinity of onion, bell pepper and celery is seasoned with cumin, thyme and cayenne, tossed with veggie sausage, okra and kidney beans, then poured in cup made of crisply baked egg roll wrappers.

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  1. Shiloh says:

    I’m excited to hear your reviews!

  2. You have read my mind. My daughter likes chili. I like using a crock pot. I’m trying to get my family into Meatless Monday (heart and planet healthy) without informing them. In sports-metaphor, you scored a hat-trick.

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