Unbelievably Easy and Delicious Vegetarian Chili Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Unbelievably Easy and Delicious Vegetarian Chili Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Unbelievably Easy and Delicious Vegetarian Chili

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"You're not going to believe how awesome this chili tastes and how easy it is to make. I make batches and take it to work for lunch for the week. It's really filling and very healthy. You can substitute the chili beans with kidney beans if you wish, but be sure to drain them if you do. It's even better the next day, and if you omit the optional cheese, it's vegan-friendly!"

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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    15 mins


  1. Mix the tomatoes, onion, white beans, chili beans, taco seasoning mix, and ranch dressing mix in a large pot over medium heat. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, mix in the burger crumbles, and continue cooking until heated through. Top with cheese to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 14, 2005

Let me start by saying that I am *NOT* a vegetarian. I made this for my book club (vegetarians and non) last night and they LOVED it. It has a great consistency and the flavors are wonderful. The vegi burger crubmles gave it a good texture that most non meat chili recipies seem to lack. I just dumped everything in the crock pot and cooked on high for 3 hours and it couldn't have been easier. Everyone is asking for the recipie. Thanks for sharing!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 02, 2010

Very salty and lacking in vegetables. I made this because I had all the ingredients on hand and didn't have time to go to the store, but I would not make this again.

Apr 19, 2010

My husband and I want to start cooking some vegetarian dishes because they are healthier but we like meat and we're not big fans of veggies. So I thought chili would be a safe start. We were both a little freaked out about the vegetarian meat substitute so I remembered a chili I've had from Pullman, WA where we went to college (they grow a ton of lentils) and substituted lentils. I boiled 2 cups of lentils according to the directions on the bag and added it to the dish instead of the meat crumbles. It came out AWESOME. I hope others try my lentil substitute, because it was really amazing. Great recipe!

Sep 04, 2007

I admit I was skeptical of this recipe. It looked too simple and I just couldn't imagine that taco seasoning and ranch dressing mix would come together to make a tasty chili. It does! I followed the recipe exactly but substituted ground beef for the vegetarian crumbles. I served this with cornbread muffins. Delicious! I can't think of a thing to change with the exception that maybe next time I will add some chopped green pepper. I can't wait to have leftovers for lunch!

Oct 28, 2006

This makes a fantastic vegetarian "chili"! I've also made it w/ground beef in place of the veggie crumbles, and with or without beans. It is really good and I love that it is SO easy. It's good for everyone...grown ups, kids - everyone who likes "chili" (and even some who don't!)will enjoy this. Chili Snobs may sneer, but I'm telling you this is a surprisingly delicious, easy recipe. Thanks

Sep 10, 2007

It was really amazing how well it came out. I used 1/2cup barly instead of the fake beef and added a little bit of chili mix. All in all, amazing!

Jan 17, 2011

you're right, i didn't believe how good it would be! followed the previous reviewer's suggestion of making the taco and ranch seasoning from recipes on the site (cutting out most of the salt). this really saved me cos i'm hard up for groceries for a few days, and i had the stuff on hand (used yves mexican ground round instead of burgers). this is a keeper. thanks!

Jan 05, 2011

Used the Ranch Dressing and Dip Mix (2 tbsp) and Taco Seasoning I (2 tbsp) both from allrecipes. Excellent chili!


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  • Calories
  • 433 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 39.8 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 39 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 20.4 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 10 g
  • 40%
  • Protein
  • 29.6 g
  • 59%
  • Sodium
  • 1691 mg
  • 68%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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