Vegetarian Chili

Vegetarian Chili
When it comes to chili, I am a man with opinions. I had my first awakening in college with the kind of strict, fundamentalist Texas chili that eschews both beans and tomatoes. For years I just assumed that was the final word on the subject, and I annoyed friends and relatives if any chili didn't meet those specifications. Luckily, I've lightened up over the years, and have come to even appreciate the Cincinnati-style chili that I grew up on. But vegetarian chili? Can such a thing even exist? After an epic Thanksgiving week, I was looking for a meat -free meal that could still stand up to the cold weather. I was drawn to this recipe from The Amateur Gourmet. No, this isn't quite the same thing as my beloved Texas chili, but it is feisty and surprisingly filling for a recipe that doesn't contain any meat. The bulk of each bite comes from beans and bell peppers, while a dose of chipotle gives it a smoky edge. The best part is that it all comes together in about 45 minutes.


, olive oil, medium white onion, chopped, orange bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and chopped, yellow bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and chopped, jalapeno, stemmed, seeded, and diced, (28-ounce) can whole tomatoes, (12-ounce) bottle porter or amber ale, (15-ounce) cans red kidney beans, (15-ounce) cans black beans, white wine vinegar, garlic cloves, minced, chili powder, ground coriander, ground cumin, chipotle chilies in adobo, chopped (about tablespoons), sweet smoked paprika, salt, scallion, ends trimmed, thinly sliced, sour cream


Calories per serving:

334 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber

Daily value:



  • Fat 6g 10%
  • Carbs 53g 18%
  • Saturated 1g 5%
  • Fiber 19g 78%
  • Sugars 8g
  • Monounsaturated 4g
  • Polyunsaturated 1g
  • Protein 17g 34%
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 995mg 41%
  • Calcium 164mg 16%
  • Magnesium 115mg 29%
  • Potassium 1,211mg 35%
  • Iron 6mg 35%
  • Zinc 2mg 12%
  • Phosphorus 317mg 45%
  • Vitamin A 127µg 14%
  • Vitamin C 108mg 180%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 69%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 22%
  • Niacin (B3) 4mg 18%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 34%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 158µg 39%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 4mg 19%
  • Vitamin K 26µg 32%
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