Vegetarian or Vegan Chili Recipe
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Searching for an easy chili recipe? This is it! All you have to do is chop, stir and cook.
Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 4 servings
  • 1 14oz can red kidney beans, drained
  • 1 12oz can tomato or vegetable juice
  • 1 14oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ large leek, white and light green parts chopped
  • 1-2 large carrots, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 large zucchini, chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2-3 tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • ⅓ cup pearl barley
  • ½ cup frozen corn kernels
  • shredded Cheddar cheese (optional)
  • chopped peanuts (optional)
  1. Combine first 12 ingredients (kidney beans through coriander) in a large soup pot or Dutch oven.
  2. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat.
  3. Add barley and corn kernels. Stir.
  4. Cover and simmer for about 1 hour or until barley is tender, adding more water during the cooking period if necessary.
  5. Remove bay leaf.
  6. Serve chili topped with shredded cheese or peanuts if desired.
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