Super Yummy, Vegetarian "Beef" Crockpot Chili

Vegetarian “Beef” Chili is a staple in our house. It’s hearty, low in calories, easy to make and super delicious. It’s also one of the recipes that consistently opens non-vegetarians’ minds to incorporating some meat-substitute options into their regular, meal line-up.
Our chili recipe has evolved over time and is by no means an exact science. Experiment with spice amounts and enjoy! Oh, and have I mentioned how much I *heart* Crock Pot cooking? Well, I do. Thankyouandgoodbye.


2, 10 oz. Cans Rotel
1, 15.5 oz. Can Black Beans
1, 15.5 oz. Can Kidney Beans
1 Can Corn
1. 6 oz. Can Tomato Paste
1/2 of Large Onion
1 Tbs Minced Garlic
Approx 1/4 Cup Ketchup
Approx 1/4 Cup Red Wine
Chili Powder
Dried Basil
Dried Oregano
Pinch of Salt
In a Crock-Pot on low heat, add garlic, chopped onion and bag of Crumblers. Cover with a layer of chili powder (about 2 Tbs) and sprinkle in cumin (about 2 tsp), oregano (about 1 Tbs) & basil (about 1/2 Tbs). Stir.
Add Rotel, beans & corn, including all of the juices in the cans. Add tomato paste, wine & ketchup. Stir.
Add a pinch of salt and a couple more shakes of cumin, chili powder & oregano.
Let cook on Low for 5-7 hours or high for 3-4. Stir occasionally (if you’re home), and add more spices, wine or ketchup to taste, if desired.
Serve topped with skim milk shredded cheddar.

8 Responses to “Super Yummy, Vegetarian "Beef" Crockpot Chili”

  1. laura

    looks yummy! I just made my weekly menu yesterday and for tomorrow I put “crockpot meal” but hadn’t selected a recipe yet. Ta da-thank you.

  2. BeccaH

    Oooh, I’ve been itching to use my crock pot more – I will give this recipe a try! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Elaine

    Oh my gosh, we just had vegetarian chili tonight. Thanks for sharing! I have some basil on hand so I think I will add some to the leftovers to kick it up a notch!

  4. Melissa

    What is the crumble stuff??? Not sure we have it in Australia but we might have something similar. Sounds yummy though

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