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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 279.8
  • Total Fat: 2.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 873.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 58.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 15.5 g
  • Protein: 14.7 g

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Alyson's Vegetarian Chili

Submitted by: AEGARRISON
Alyson's Vegetarian Chili

Introduction

This vegetarian chili can be made on the stove top or in a slow cooker. This vegetarian chili can be made on the stove top or in a slow cooker.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    1 (15 oz) can pinto beans - drained and rinsed
    1 (15 oz) can black beans - drained and rinsed
    1 (15 oz) can light red kidney beans - drained and rinsed
    1 (15oz) can dark red kidney beans - drained and rinsed

    2 (28 oz) cans crushed tomatoes
    1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes

    2 cups celery, diced
    1 small red bell pepper, diced
    1 small yellow bell pepper, diced
    1 medium red onion, diced

    2 T ground cumin
    3 T garlic powder
    4 T chili powder

Directions

Heat a large sauté pan over medium high heat, spraying with cooking spray. Cook vegetables until they are slightly soft - about 6-7 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine tomatoes, beans and spices in a large dutch oven or slow cooker. When vegetables are done, add them to the mixture and combine thoroughly.

For Dutch Oven: Simmer for 3-4 hours on low, stirring every so often.

For Slow Cooker: Simmer for 6-7 hours on high.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user AEGARRISON.






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  • Very Good
    133 of 133 people found this review helpful
    If you added vegitarian refried beans instead of one of the cans of kidney beans it gives the chili a meat consistency.Great recipe. - 1/22/09

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  • Incredible!
    73 of 74 people found this review helpful
    This is a great recipe. I added some MorningStar 'ground beef' Crumbles to fool my 'meat-a-tarian' husband. Totally worked. He loved it. - 2/4/09

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  • 58 of 58 people found this review helpful
    If you serve this with some rice, rice pasta or corn..you will have complete amino acids as in meat. Corn bread would be a good idea. - 11/29/09

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  • 57 of 61 people found this review helpful
    Cut down significantly on sodium by boiling dried beans instead of using cans. (Takes longer though!) - 6/30/09

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  • Very Good
    46 of 49 people found this review helpful
    I cut this recipe in half, added tofu and cilantro, upped the spices slightly, and it's great! Half the recipe is plenty! Really easy to make. - 1/9/08

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  • Incredible!
    32 of 32 people found this review helpful
    Excellent! The only thing I changed was I used no salt added tomatoes. Will definitely make again! - 1/17/09

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  • 25 of 26 people found this review helpful
    I love this chilli, but I add a dash of cinnamon to the mix and it brings out all the flavors. Probably about 1 to 2 teaspoons of cinnamon would be good. - 11/28/09

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  • Incredible!
    21 of 21 people found this review helpful
    I didn't use the onions or pinto beans just out of personal preference and made my own chili powder, but this is a GREAT recipe. Oh and I used dried beans. But I wouldn't have thought of the celery and red bell bepper and they really make a difference! - 9/24/08

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  • Incredible!
    20 of 23 people found this review helpful
    We made this with an additional 5 cloves of garlic 2 tomatillos, a can of green chilis, 2 baby portabellos, and substituted chili hot beans for pintos - it was a huge hit and sooooo delicious! - 1/30/08

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  • Very Good
    18 of 20 people found this review helpful
    Alittle unsweetened cocoa powder and a dash of cinimmon and perfection - 11/28/09

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  • Incredible!
    17 of 19 people found this review helpful
    My husband I both loved this, I thought I made good veggie chilli but this is goooood. - 1/11/09

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  • Incredible!
    16 of 17 people found this review helpful
    Great with the addition of a small wedge of Mexican chocolate or a generous tablespoon of high quality pure cocoa (not the drink mix). This trick can be used for any Chili recipe, it smooths and blends the flavors. - 4/20/10

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  • Incredible!
    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
    This was wonderful. Easy, cheap, and a great meal to have on hand when you are tired and just want to reach into the freezer. I will make this again. - 8/11/09

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  • Very Good
    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
    I like all the veggies and fiber!!! WOW. Really great one! However to tweak the salt, I would RINSE all those canned veggies really well, which would help. - 6/29/09

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  • 12 of 20 people found this review helpful
    It always kills me when people say something wasn't hot enough or didn't have a kick to it, haha well add something to kick it up, you can see by the ingredients it is a base chili which is very good! - 4/11/09

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  • Very Good
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was fairly easy to make and very tasty. I took the advice of another rating and changed one can of kidney beans out of refried beans which gave it a good texture.
    The ingredients did not all fit into my slow cooker, which made for a mess in the preparation.
    Very good chili! - 4/14/09

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  • Very Good
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    This is a good basic recipe for a vegetarian dish. I am glad that I have tried this on this site. It is a refreshing difference from the heavier meals we tend to eat.
    Thank you for submitting it!!! I didn't add a thing--good flavor. - 2/4/09

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  • 11 of 15 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is so good. Can't wait to make it again. It's tasty, lots of variety in the recipe without any meats. I do love chili recipe with meats but this one to keep the calories lower, this is a great one. - 1/11/09

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Almost identical to the chili I've been making for year. I sometimes add fresh chopped mushroom and chopped zuchini to get some extra veggies in. Occasionally I add a can of corn for variety. - 2/7/10

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Very good! I have never made veggie chili before and was so happy with the way this turned out. I didn't have much celery so added carrots-it worked. I also added green chilis and a splash of worchester sauce. Delicious! I will make again-maybe try the refried bean thing. Thank you!!!!!!!!!! - 11/30/09

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful! I only used 2 cans of tomatoes and 6 cans of beans..but kept everything else the same. Delicious. My picky 4 yo said it was really good. :-) - 1/29/09

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  • Good
    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Mine turned out pretty acidic-tasting or kind of bitter (hard to explain). I added some sugar and a little baking soda and it tasted a lot better. Other than that it was pretty good. - 1/22/09

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  • Very Good
    7 of 13 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe; so easy to "tweak." NOTE TO SLINFOOT: It's so easy to "convert" recipes to no- or low-salt and/or fat. Don't complain. Just do it. I've been converting recipes for almost 30 years--long before they even made fat- and/or salt-free foods. it's not that difficult! Use your head! - 4/20/10

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  • Very Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Followed the recipe exactly and loved it. My wife and kids enjoyed it too. I just added hot sauce to kick it up a little for myself. - 8/30/08

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty and spices are great, although I agree that it is heavy on the tomato and a bit watery. Next time will add less tomato and a bit of sugar. - 1/25/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I add jalapeño (I like a bit of spice!), fresh or frozen corn, and diced sweet potatoes (adds a bit of sweetness to balance the kick from the jalapeño plus fiber, vitamin A, and iron). - 7/5/10

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    My kids and hubby all liked this. We added a little Frito's or cheese depending on which personal preference each had. It was great ! I will make it again. - 11/30/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    my son is a chilli lover, but instead of canned I used dry beans and let them soak over night. The sodium count is so much lower, but just as good. - 11/28/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Used dried beans and sauteed the veggies in vinegar - otherwise made as you did. Great for tostados. - 4/1/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This is great with the addition of a few tomatillos and jalapenos. The hotter the better in our house. Dried beans work just as well. Be sure to allow for the added soak and cooking time. - 3/13/07

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! The only thing I changed was that I used dried beans that I precooked since I rarely buy canned beans. - 7/20/10

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    made this today in the slow cooker. yum! i didn't add the celery, but I did add a jalapeno. i also kept all the beans listed and added in a can of vegetarian refried beans. the consistency was great, and with all the beans you don't miss the meat at all. will make this again. - 3/2/10

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  • Very Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    taste very good. i did not know that a vegetarian dish could taste so good. just had to spice it up with your personal spices. - 6/11/09

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Great Recipe. Basically how I make chili normally except in stead of pinto beans I put chili beans and I usually add meat and just regular onions. Just as great without the meat. - 1/19/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 8 people found this review helpful
    This looks perfect for the weekend, easy but filling, and the crockpot part is excellant - 11/7/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Excellent! Will make again! - 9/12/08

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  • 3 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I will try this. We are eating less meat. I loved all the ideas for adding in veggies.They cut down the calories, and boost the nutriens. - 8/26/08

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  • Good
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Though it had a good flavor over all, it lacked the kick that me and my husband like in our chillies. My Mother on the other hand loved it since she does not like her foods very spicy. I will defiantly use what I learned from this recipe in the future as it did a few things differently the I am us - 4/16/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This is a great recipe. Both my boyfriend & I are vegetarians so this was great on a cold day for us. I used dried beans instead of canned ones. This cut down on the sodium. Also, I used a hot chili seasoning mix as well. Makes a lot but I froze half of it. - 1/2/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This chili was delicious! I made mine with only light kidney beans and blackbeans instead of using the others. I also put in a clove of garlic. It's yummy, too, if you put a tablespoon of plain yogurt on the top! - 10/14/07

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Tried it for the 1st time and i gotta say this was scrum-diddly-uptious!!!!! had some topped with a sprinkle of roma parmesean cheese and 7-grain crackers - 8/21/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Try a shake or two of ground cloves* instead of the cumin. It gives the chili a unique little spark of flavor. When I add meat to chili, I use ground turkey (all white meat.) Most people can't tell the difference.

    *Do be aware that some people are allergic to cloves. - 7/9/10

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Thanks for all the extra tips! They are so appreciated -- know we all have such different tastes! Can't wait to try this one! Will be sure to report back! - 4/21/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I thought I made a good vegetarian chili, but this is GREAT! I put in some soy "crumbles" to give it the texture of added ground beef, and it was excellent. I highly recommend this chili. My family asks for this every week! - 4/20/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I am a meat eater but my 9 yr old turned vegitarian 2 years ago....I try and cater to him when I can.....I tried this recipe using some suggestions of others, using refried beans and chili beans and added a can of corn..added cheese and sour cream too..kids thought it was the best chili I ever made! - 2/18/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe---only I'll be using the fresh Beans soaked overnight and a Pressure Cooker!!!Also loved the idea of adding 'Mock Meat Crumbles'to add greater taste!
    Thank you. - 11/29/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I recently made a very similar recipe... only I added a half package of "veggie meat crumbles" to fool my husband! (Of course, I also added three or four jalapeno peppers!) - 4/11/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is the recipe I use and freeze left overs. Great, Grandaughter loves my chili. - 1/10/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I thought this was really good added a little more spice and some meatless meat to mine. - 8/1/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Loved this & the pictures are a great plus - very nicely presented! - 8/1/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I followed everything except that I added 2 fresh jalapenos. Really great recipe. Remember to add the jalapeno seeds if you want the heat! - 6/15/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very good! Needed a little more spice for me. Makes lots and freezes well. Thanks - 4/8/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I only kind of followed the recipe, but it was freaking good! Served with sour cream and cornbread and everyone loved it. - 2/13/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Great! Everybody loved it. I added 3 cloves of garlic and 1 zucchini. I made it with dried beans (takes more time to cook though), and used chili seasoning. Thansk for this recipe! - 2/5/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    absolutely delicious! the hardest part was opening up all of those cans :)
    the entire apartment smelled amazing the whole day
    I think next time I'll add some cayenne pepper to give it a little kick - 10/9/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The thing about a recipe like this is you can substitute to your little heart's content, and you won't ruin it. I don't like black beans, and couldn't find light red kidney beans, so I used white beans and refried (non-fat). Turned out great. Used more chili powder too. Added chopped green peppers. - 8/26/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent recipe!!!! This one's a keeper in my cookbook & I'll definitely be making again!!! - 8/21/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This actually turned out better than I thought it was going to. I am a meat girl so I think it would taste much better with something in it. My hubby liked it and said we could do it again but agreed that there should be meat. Not bad though for a vegetarian meal :) - 8/19/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty. I prefer Mexican flavor stewed tomatoes and a little Tabasco. Yum!! - 8/18/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Absolutely wonderful! The entire family loved it. The fresh celery and peppers brought the dish to life. Thanks. - 8/17/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe! I used one can of refried beans instead of one kidney and it had great texture. - 8/9/10

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing. - 8/8/10

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Since I am the only one eating this recipe, I am going to divide it in half. I will use my new slow cooker which is fabulous. I know this will be delicious... - 8/8/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious!! My family loved it! - 8/3/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    It was very good--even my husband liked it and he is a meat eater--easy to make too! - 7/30/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    healthy - 7/20/10

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    wow t his sounds great-can't wait to try it next week - 7/20/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have tried several vegetarian chilis - this is by far the best - I will make this one again. Thanks! - 6/24/10

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    OMG....awesome tasting! - 6/9/10

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I added a whole package of mixed veggies to it & used Bean Salad(a mix of different beans). I also used only one can of crushed tomatoes & two cans of diced. I find it too acid if I use two cans of crushed. Everyone loves chili so this is a great Vegetarian option to hide veggies in too!! - 6/7/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is the first chili I've ever made that I actually liked. I used 2 15 oz cans of chili beans and 2 of black beans, and only 1 28 oz. can of diced tomatoes. I had some tomato paste in the fridge which I added too. Very good and thick. Yum! - 6/1/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Tasty and nutritious. I tried the suggestion offered by another member and used refried beans (in place of the light red kidney beans), and was very pleased with the flavor and texture. Chili has always been a favorite of mine, and I'll be making this recipe again. - 5/22/10

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I loved it! I added carrots to the chili as well - 4/6/10

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I love all the various suggestions of ingredients, and jot down as many as I have time for. I'm definitely going to try this, and send it to my vegetarian daughter and son-in-law. HE likes the jalapenos, etc. Don't criticize the variations; we cautious cooks need them, lol - 4/1/10

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This sounds real healthy! I'll probably add some real garlic and a dab of my home made chili paste. Thanks - 2/22/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I added 3 quarts of home grown tomatoes and 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper to add some heat. A really delicious chili and I will definitely make it again. I added some cheese to my serving. Delicious. - 2/4/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    loved it, my five year old did too so thats a real hit with me :)
    i swapped 1 can of kidney for refried to, and only cooked in the wok for 1/2 hour, was delicous thank you for sharing - 7/16/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty and easy to make. - 6/30/09

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    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I'm not a vegetarian but this sounds good. I think I'll try it. Thanks - 6/24/09

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  • Good
    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I don't know if its bc I didn't use all the beans and added tofu but I found this to be very tomato-y and watery. I also need to kick up the spices. I added more garlic and chili powder and also added red chili powder, black pepper and a salt. I will try this again but with more beans. - 11/13/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I can't wait to taste this recipe, I'm getting hungry just thinking about it. Thank you and GOD bless! - 11/7/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is awesome. It's one of my favourite!!! - 9/13/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good but need some spicing up so we added some jalapenos, increased some of the spices and tabasco. - 3/10/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I loved the chili & so did my guests. Yum! - 2/25/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is so good. I'll be eating it all week :) - 2/4/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was so easy and Yummy!!! My husband and kids LOVED it. - 1/28/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I cut the recipe in half not knowing if I'd like it or not.
    Sorry I did, because it is delicious, and probably will get better when reheated.

    - 9/25/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Love the mix of beans. We needed to add some seasoning, but it is still very tasty on it's own, too. - 9/1/07

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this and would definately make it again. I love chilli. - 7/27/07

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    You can use any assortment of beans...it made enough to freeze some for later! - 6/16/07

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  • Very good, especially with corn bread. A bit soupy, but yummy none-the-less. - 9/14/14

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  • i made this but used fresh beans nothing out of the can and i added cilantro which gave it a great flavor - 1/4/14

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  • Soaking beans not only helps soften the beans it also removes a lot of the gassiest components to your dish. This enzyme is the one that talks back to you later in the day. I want to keep my company and I want to enjoy my food in and out!! - 11/9/13

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  • Yuck. This was bad. Followed the recipe exactly. Worst chili I ever tasted. Maybe would have been better with green peppers instead of the red & yellow. WAY too sweet. I didn't like anything about it. And six-seven hours at high in a crockpot??? Three would have been plenty. - 10/28/13

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  • I made this recipe for my daughter and her vegetarian boyfriend when I visited them in Chile'. I couldn't get all of the spices there so I used a Taco Mix. Tasted great! - 7/23/13

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  • we had it for dinner! Yummy - 3/14/13

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  • To make this recipe more robust, add veg crumbles - 3/9/13

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  • Awesome! I love this recipe-so tasty!
    I'm making again for family get together after basketball game.
    Thank you Alyson! - 2/8/13

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  • I forgot to rinse & drain canned beans.. still a great chili! I'm surprised to read some had "watery" consistency? .. Even without draining, this makes a hearty chili! (pot liquor is best sopped with cornbread) - 1/25/13

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  • I made this in the crock pot and LOVED it. I skipped the sauteing step and just put the onions, celery, and pepper at the bottom of the crock pot; it turned out fine. I'll definitely make this again. - 1/22/13

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