Wednesday, February 8, 2012

More for the vegetarian....

Pictured in the large blue dish in the foreground.

It is always good to have vegetarian recipes around here as we have a daughter who is a vegetarian.  It seems that chili is usually a popular offering for Super Bowl fare, so this was part of our "Super Bowl party" lunch last week-end.  I have no recollection of the source of the recipe.  I have carefully rewritten it on a recipe card in my file, so it may have come from the newspaper or a label on one of the products.  I will say that it is something that I will be making again!


2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
1 green pepper, chopped
1/2 cup dry red wine
1 can (14.5 oz.) tomatoes, broken up
1 can (15 oz.) each of black beans, red kidney beans, and white northern or pinto beans, drained and rinsed
4 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon each of garlic powder, cumin, oregano and basil
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon seasoned pepper
 - Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat.  Add onion and green pepper; cook 5 minutes, stirring often.  Stir in blended spices and remaining ingredients.  Bring to boil; reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Makes six cups.  I served it with sour cream, grated cheese, and chips available.  

Next post - Those cookies....


  1. I think even non-vegetarians would love this recipe, Nellie! :)

  2. I have actually done something similar to this, although we do not have any vegetarians in the family. There is a couple in our Seniors group at church who do not eat meat, and I made a veggie chili once for a church dinner. I used pinto beans, red kidney beans, and low-fat refried beans for a bit of texture. I also omitted the red wine, but included the tomatoes and added some tomato juice to increase the liquid. I also think that I did not have any green pepper, but did use the onion. It was delicious, and nobody seemed to miss the meat! Thanks for the reminder that vegetarians can enjoy life, too! :-)

  3. Good morning Nellie, I am so impressed you lost 2 1/2 pounds!! It is just a hard way. I hope you are feeling better today.
    I have a recipe like this that I love. I love all of the different beans in it.
    Too bad you can't go do your weigh in now.
    I am so glad your ordeal is over.
    I hope you have a very nice day today.

  4. This sounds really good!! I bet a person really wouldn't miss the meat!