Sunday, October 21, 2012

Vegetarian Chili Crockpot Recipe (repost)

My family loves this delicious vegetarian chili recipe! It's packed with beans and lentils for some healthy protein. For those that are not a huge fan of veggies, I lightly sauté them before adding them to the chili. This makes them a bit softer in texture and diminished in size - blending in perfectly with the chili. This recipe is easy to make and perfect for those busy days when you need a meal that can be prepared ahead of time. 

Ingredients: (makes about 6-7 servings)                                                            
- 1 small onion, finely chopped                                                                 
- 3 celery stalks, finely chopped
- 3 large garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 2 15oz cans kidney beans
- 2 15oz cans Cannellini (white) beans
- 1 15oz can black beans
- 2 15oz cans diced tomatoes
- 1 15oz can tomato sauce
- 1/4 cup red wine
- 1 cup vegetable broth (or more depending on how thick you like it)
- 2 Tbsp chili powder (or more to taste)
- 1 Tbsp oregano
- 1 Tbsp dried parsley
- 1 Tbsp dried basil
- 3 bay leaves
- 1 Tsp paprika
- 1 Tsp ground coriander 
- 1 Tsp ground cumin
- 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)
- salt to taste (optional - I add a bit of salt as I use a low sodium vegetable broth)
- diced avocado, garnish
- shredded cheddar cheese, garnish

In a non-stick pan, add a bit of butter or oil to sauté chopped onions and celery for a couple minutes on medium heat. Add chopped garlic and peppers and continue to sauté, stirring, until soft for about 3 minutes.

In a crockpot, add veggie mixture and combine remaining ingredients. Cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 6-7 hours. Garnish chili with diced avocados and shredded cheddar cheese. This chili goes great with homemade cornbread muffins. Enjoy!

Do you cook with a crockpot? If so, what's your favorite meal to prepare? 


  1. That looks absolutely yummy! I have to try it. Love your blog.
    God Bless!

  2. Looks delicious! Makes me want to have some right now.

  3. Yummy!! Thank you for linking up to More the Merrier Mondays.

  4. This looks really good! Thanks! Visit me at

  5. I was just talking about how much I love my crock's one of the best inventions for a working mom IMO!!! This looks really delish...I'm not a vegetarian, but I do love veggies. You've actually got me wanting to make some chili and incorporate some of your ingredients! I don't have a link for my recipe, but I do love making pot roast in my crock pot...always makes the house smell delish! Following from MBC..would love a follow back!

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  7. This chilli looks amazing! I'm a new follower - I hope to successfully try some of your yummy recipes.

  8. looks so good I've got a bunch of vegetarians in my life so this is great to have on hand I'd love it if you would add it to my link party over at

  9. That looks delicious! Especially with the avocado! Thank you for sharing the recipe!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie this week! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

  10. This looks delicious! I would love if you shared this in my vegetable recipes Blog Hop. Enter it for a chance at a Starbucks prize package!

  11. looks so yummy thank you for the recipe. Thank you so much for linking up to last weeks show and share. Make sure to come back and link up this week with your latest project.

    A mommy's life...with a touch of yellow

  12. This looks delish...and I love that it is crock pot! Thanks.

  13. Following from Melomomma. Cooking is not my favorite thing but I am inspired by a great recipe! Thanks for this one.

  14. Oh my gosh! This looks delicious and we are actively trying to include more vegetarian meals into our lives. Thanks for sharing, enjoying your blog!

  15. I love your blog and am excited to try this recipe! I'm following and hope to see you following on mine...thanks for sharing!

  16. Such a warm & comforting winter meal. I'd love to have a bowl in front of me right now!
    Thanks for linking up to Make the Scene Monday!

  17. soooooooo happy i checked the craft soiree!!! i am so happy i found you. this chilli looks fabulous and a little bit different than the one i make -- so guess what...this is dinner tomorrow NO DOUBT -- a great chill in the air and this will be the perfect meal to celebrate Winter finally staying around! : ) thank you for sharing and i wish you and yours the best day ever!!! this recipe gets the 5 star YUM rating for sure! : )

  18. Another great recipe from you and what is better and easier than chili on a cold night? Thanks again for linking this up to Motivated Monday at BeColorful. I know the readers will enjoy this.

  19. Thanks so much for linking up! This looks so yummy. Is that avacado on top? Looks yummy;)

  20. I hope to bring this super dish to my table, in the near future. It fits beautifully into our way of eating. Thanks for sharing it on My Meatless Mondays where it will be featured, tomorrow.

  21. thanks for linking to Tasty Tuesday. I'm a vegetarian and this looks amazing. Will have to try sometime!

  22. Just featured your yummy recipe as one of the Freshest of the Week on Release Me Create!

  23. I'm definitely printing this! My wife and I are vegetarian and are always looking for new recipes to try and this looks like a good one. Thanks!

  24. I'm definitely printing this! My wife and I are vegetarian and are always looking for new recipes and this looks like a really good one!