Vegetarian Chilli or…add some ground beef

I posted this recipe several months ago, but I find myself wanting some chill tonight.

One of the things I really like about making chilli is that it is a very flexible dish. Depends on what vegetables I have on hand as to what I put in it. I do not have any zucchini in the house, but I do have frozen corn… & 1/2 a yellow pepper in fridge. I have celery…. & the rest of the ingredients. There is a pkg of ground beef in the freezer so I am going to add that.  I always use beans, but sometimes I do not add black beans,,,I just use kidney beans…This recipe is for a vegetarian chilli but I am going to include the option to add the meat

Serve this in a nice sized bowl with a crusty bun, some nacho chips….or on its own.

Here is the recipe  *** I re-wrote the recipe from the original post…

optional: 1 lb of ground beef or ground chicken
2 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, diced
1 clove of garlic, crushed
1 stalk of celery, diced
1 yellow pepper,  diced
3/4 cup frozen corn kernels
1 zucchini,  diced ***optional
1 can red kidney beans, rinsed
1 can black beans, rinsed  *** if you do not have any black beans you can add another can of red kidney beans
1 28 oz can of diced tomatoes and the juice
1/2 cup of water
1 can of condensed tomato soup
1 tbsp chili powder **** or to taste!!!
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp salt
  1. If you are adding meat to this chilli, sauté it in a saucepan until no pink is left, stir often to break up the clumps of meat. Once the meat is cooked, remove it from the pan with a slotted spoon & set it aside. Discard any fat & water from the pot…
  2. In the same saucepan, add the oil & sauté the onion & garlic until the onion is  translucent ***of course the onion started to brown…which is ok!!
  3. Then add the celery & diced pepper, and continue to sauté until the celery & pepper start to cook & get soft…
  4. Next add the corn, zucchini if using & the beans, stir well
  5. Add the diced tomatoes, water & tomato soup & spices.Mix well
  6. Bring to a slow boil, then turn the heat down & let the chilli simmer for about an hour, I like the liquid to be more on the thick side then thin so cook it longer if you want it thicker… if it gets too thick, add some water or tomato juice if you want… sometimes I forget about it on the stove & it gets really thick…we like it like this
  7. Stir often so it does not stick to the pan
  8. Taste & adjust the seasonings
This is a picture of the vegetarian chilli from the previous post…

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Marilyn Dishes

Many people ask me "how did you do that?" "will you show me how?' So I decided to make a blog about what I cook and bake. I am in no way a professional cook, but I love to feed people and try new things as well as making the "old foods" My friends are wonderful cooks, each with their own 'specialty' and i will be having guest cooks here, showcasing their favourite things to cook as well!! I hope you enjoy this blog and maybe decide to make some of these foods yourself! I am always available to answer any questions you might have about anything you see here. Some of my recipes are unique to me but most are not. They are all recipes I have found in a variety of ways, some are old family recipes that date back decades and some are new ones!

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