Summer Vegetarian Chili

Summer Vegetarian Chili


"Throw summer's fresh vegetables into a pot and stew them up for an antioxidant-packed, Southwestern-flavored treat. Black beans also have fiber, folic acid and cholesterol-lowering activity."


servings 178 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 178 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 5.8 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 27.8g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 7.1 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 640 mg
  • 26%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat oil in medium pot. Add onion, garlic, chili powder and cumin. Saute over medium heat until onion is soft, about 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients (except garnishes) and stir. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer 20 minutes or until vegetables are soft. Add more liquid if needed.
  2. Serve alone or over rice (preferably brown). Garnish if desired with any of the following: reduced-fat cheddar cheese, onion, fat-free sour cream, guacamole, fresh cilantro.


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  1. 76 Ratings


This recipe is SOOOO good!! So many fresh vegetables, this is a MUST TRY! I added a can of light kidney beans and used 2 peppers, cuz I love em. I also added a good bottle of beer after I saut...

This is a must have for my recipe collection! I made it for my boyfriend and he LOVED it. The mixture of vegetables in this recipe was delighful. I didn't have the mushrooms and it still turned ...

Very good! Even my meat-loving family members simply loved it!

can slow cook with dried beans: assemble & soak overnight, then crock for 6ish hrs on high.

This was the first chilly recipe I ever made and was really great! I did use a bit more vegies and some extra chilly, and served it with brown rice, light sour cream, lettuce and diced mozzarell...

I made this recipe last summer and absolutely loved it - I can't remember if I altered anything or not though. I made it again this week and did not enjoy it like I remembered it - it was too w...

This recipe was delicious and so easy to make. My husband loved it, and anything that can get my husband to eat more veggies is wonderful!

This is a great recipe. I ususally use a can of black beans and a can each of light and dark kidney beans. I also use both a red and green bell pepper and sometimes add a cup of corn.

Very, very good!