I had meant to post this recipe a few weeks back. Then I got caught up doing other things, and to be honest I kind of forgot about posting this. Oops!
When I think of autumn I think of comfort foods. Autumn foods are the best in my opinion because they are warm, they are hearty, they are best ate in cute bowls, and they can be made in big batches to eat for the next few days, so you don’t have to worry about cooking something new every day.
I have always loved chili! Earlier this year I switched up my diet and I am now a vegetarian. I was used to having chili with lots of ground meat in it, so I wasn’t sure how well I would adjust to veggie chili.
I FRIGGEN LOVED IT!
Even my meat eating boyfriend loved it. I added in some veggie ground round for some extra “meaty” substance and he even said he wished I had added in more of it.
That, everybody, is how you know it is a winner.
I knew I had to share this recipe with everyone because hot damn, it is delicious. Even meat lovers love it!
I’m just going to warn you all now though. I had forgotten to take pictures beforehand.
Once I realized that I forgot to take the pictures I rushed back into the kitchen and used all of the opened cans, with chickpea juice running down the sides, to snap a few photos.
Also my kitchen was bloody hot and steamy, so you know, don’t expect the best quality photos 🙂
- 2 cans of diced tomatoes
- 1 pack of Yves veggie ground round, Italian
- 1 can of black beans
- 1 can of corn
- 1 can of chickpeas
- 1 can of red kidney beans
- 1 celery stalk
- one green pepper
- chili powder
- garlic powder
All of the herbs and spices are to taste. I personally use a ton of chili powder. Think half a pack. I just love it. But everyone’s tastes are different, so try out what you think you’ll like best!
I did not have any onion or garlic on hand, but usually I would use two cloves of garlic and one onion, diced up!
I take a big pot and put in the veggie ground round and celery and pepper to cook up a bit while I open all of the cans.
I then pour all of the cans into the pot and bring it to a boil.
I add in all of my seasonings and taste it out. YUM!
Once brought to a boil, a lower heat to medium low, to get a nice simmer going.
This is what it will look like with everything in the pot.
I then half cover and leave it to simmer for a few hours, stirring occasionally.
And you know, test testing for poison 😉 I have to taste test it to make sure it’s perfect!
After a few hours of simmering it will look delicious like this!
Doesn’t it just look perfect?!
Then scoop into bowls and add in your hot sauce (I love Frank’s Red).
And then garnish how you would like! I just added shredded cheese, but before I’ve added sour cream, a few tortilla chips, or even avocado!
This is such an easy recipe and oh so filling and delicious!
This is my go to autumn meal, and I know I’ll be making it many more times throughout the season!
Do you have a go to chili recipe?
What are your favorite ingredients to add?