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Lucie's Vegetarian Chili

Rated as 4.68 out of 5 Stars

"Meatless chili you'd never know wasn't carnivorous!! Double the recipe and freeze leftovers for sure."
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1 h 15 m servings 261
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over high heat. Stir in the onion, celery, green bell pepper, carrot, garlic, mushrooms, red pepper flakes, cumin, chili powder, basil, salt, and pepper. Cook and stir until the vegetables begin to soften, about 2 minutes. Stir in the tomato juice, bulgur wheat, chopped tomatoes, kidney beans, hot pepper sauce, lemon juice, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, red wine, and green chile peppers. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, uncovered, 20 minutes before serving.


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Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 261 calories; 10.3 36.4 8.5 0 1043 Full nutrition

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Excellent! We loved this! Very filling and flavorful. My husband kept going back for more.

This was better than I expected! I left out the bell pepper, mushrooms and red wine because I didn't have them on hand. Otherwise followed the recipe exactly, including the lemon juice and Wor...

When I make chili I make a huge pot so I can freeze some. So, I tripled the recipe and used three different kinds of beans. I drained them because I don't like the sliminess of the juice. I adde...

A great veggie chili recipe- loved having such a variety of stuff in- beans, pepper, mushrooms. But this was also a downfall at least for me because I didn't have any celery or bulgar- turned ou...

Quite possibly the best meatless chili that I've ever had. Really, really good.

Yummy, was great, and my family didn't even realize how healthy it was. I omitted the carrots (as I don't believe they belong in chili). I also added more beans (an extra can of kidney and two ...

I made this recipe for a church supper and three different people wanted the recipe! For added protein I added a tin of chick peas (garbanzo beans). It was appropriately hot as well.

Love it!! it has so much flavor! You really would never know it doesn't have meat. try it with (jumbo) fritos corn chips and sour cream...yummy!

This was delicious! Great recipe.