I have spent the entire day in the kitchen cooking enough meals to last our family a whole month.
I’ll tell you all about it next week.
But today I wanted to share one of my favorite vegetarian recipes. This is one that I have been tweaking for years. It is pretty darn delicious, if I do say so myself. And it is SO easy! You can make it on the stove, but I prefer throwing it all into the slow cooker and then forgetting about it for the afternoon.Here is what you need: 1 package vegetarian protein crumbles 1 onion 1 can kidney beans 1 can pinto beans 1 28oz can diced tomatoes 1 can tomato paste 2 cans Rotel tomatoes or 1 jar salsa 1 can tomato sauce 2 tbsp. chili powder 1 tsp. cumin 1/4 tsp cocoa powder 1/8 tsp cinnamon sour cream & shredded cheese (optional-for topping)
Step 1: Brown the vegetarian protein crumbles; place in slow cooker.
Step 2: Saute onions until tender; place in slow cooker.
Step 3: Drain & Rinse beans; place in slow cooker.
Step 4: Add canned tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, & spices to slow cooker. Mix.
Step 5: Turn on low; set timer for 4 hours and walk away.
5 Star Vegetarian Chili
- 1 package vegetarian protein crumbles
- 1 onion
- 1 can kidney beans
- 1 can pinto beans
- 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
- 1 can tomato paste
- 2 cans Rotel tomatoes or 1 jar salsa
- 1 can tomato sauce
- 2 tbsp. chili powder
- 1 tsp. cumin
- 1/4 tsp cocoa powder
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- 1 container sour cream optional-for topping
- 1 8 oz bag shredded cheddar cheese optional-for topping
- Brown the vegetarian protein crumbles; place in slow cooker.
- Saute onions until tender; place in slow cooker.
- Drain & Rinse beans; place in slow cooker.
- Add canned tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, & spices to slow cooker. Mix.
- Turn on low; set timer for 4 hours and walk away.
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Just in process of making this for the first time and wondered as I saute the onions, why we wouldn’t add the spices at this point too? Like cumin and chili powder? Or is it best to wait do you think? I love all the spices so will probably put 2 T cumin and add coriander too…I’ll rate this once it’s done, but thank you so much in advance!
Sometimes spices can get burned if added to pan while you are sauteing your onions. That is why we don’t add them. I hope you liked the recipe. 🙂
Cocoa powder? Never heard of that added to chili.
How funny….I made Veggie Chili today too! So satisfying and easy. We deserve some rest from slaving over a stove and the crockpot is the answered prayer. Enjoy!
This was my first week couponing, I watched your videos on youtube, and I was inspired to do the same and save money for my family. I didn’t do as well as you do, but im still proud of my savings. Today I went out and bought 2oo dollars worth of groceries, and I only had to pay 145. I thought that was good for a first attempt at couponing. Im looking forward to reading more of your blog posts and learning from your expertise! Keep up the great work, your videos are great.
Yummmm this looks so good I’m not a vegetarian but have some friends that are and a lot of family that is trying to eat healthy i def. wanna try this out.. Slow cooker recipes + my favorite!!! Thanks! *Caity