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.
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.
The YarnYAY! June Box has landed, and we couldn’t be happier with it! This month we’re focusing on breezy cotton, and the floral embroidery on knitwear trend, including my newest mini book: Embroider Knit!.
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.
Yum! Can’t wait to try. Which variety of Rotel do you use?
Oooh, I’ve been itching to use my crock pot more – I will give this recipe a try! Thanks for sharing!
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!
What is the crumble stuff??? Not sure we have it in Australia but we might have something similar. Sounds yummy though
It’s a meat alternative that tastes pretty darn similar but with 75% less fat. I used Morning Star’s version, but I believe that the Boca & Quorn makes them, too and they can all be found in the frozen section of the market. Here are a few sites to check out:http://morningstarfarms.com/, http://www.bocaburger.com/, http://www.quorn.com/
Hope that helps!
Sweater vest in profile pattern.
I just love the green sweater vest. Can you post what the pattern is called? It look lovely.
Prlgrl- Thanks! That’s the Polar Cap sweater from my book, AwareKnits. 🙂