Bill’s Killer Vegetarian Chili

Who doesn’t love great comfort foods like Chili? And, better yet, who doesn’t love great chili that’s healthy? Well, here’s a recipe that offers great taste and healthy ingredients for a chili that satisfies without sacrifice …

Ingredients Needed for Bill’s Killer Vegan Chili:

4 cans (15 ounces each) dark red kidney or pinto beans
3 cans (15 ounces each) spicy stewed tomatoes
2 whole jalapeño peppers, sliced in half with seeds removed (optional)
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 medium onions, diced medium
1 cup celery, diced small
1 bag (12 ounces) Morningstar Farms crumbles, hamburger or sausage-style
2 teaspoons salt, divided
2 peppers, yellow or red, diced small
2 tablespoons chili powder
1/2 to 3/4 cup favorite barbecue sauce
1/2 cup ketchup

Recipe Preparation

1. In a 6-quart Dutch oven place beans, stewed tomatoes and jalapeños. Simmer uncovered while you sauté the onion mixture.

2. In a large skillet heat oil. Add onions and sauté until brown around the edges.

3. Add the celery, Morning Star crumbles and 1 teaspoon of the salt. Continue cooking until the crumbles brown and the celery is softened.

4. Stir onion mixture into the Dutch oven, combine well.

5. Add the remaining teaspoon salt, diced peppers, chili powder, BBQ sauce, and ketchup.

6. Simmer for 20 minutes on low until peppers are soft. Remove jalapeño peppers before serving.

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