Rating: 4.21 stars
47 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

So bold, even a meat eater wont care that it's meatless!

Recipe Summary test

prep:
20 mins
cook:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a slow cooker combine vegetarian crumbles, kidney beans, onion, celery, bell pepper, bay leaves, chili powder, molasses, bouillon, cilantro, hot sauce, salt, pepper and 1 cup water. Cook on high for 3 hours.

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  • Dissolve flour in 1 cup hot water. Pour into chili and cook 1 more hour.

Nutrition Facts

256 calories; protein 17.9g; carbohydrates 41.4g; fat 2.9g; sodium 690.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (36)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/10/2004
If you are making this recipe for a vegan please note that not all "vegetarian ground beef crumbles" are suitable for vegans. Many of them contain egg or milk derivatives--vegans do not consume these items. Having said that--I likedthis recipe quite a bit. It had a nice chili flavor and the molasses added something different. I added an extra boullion cube as well. Read More
(51)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/10/2004
I admit it, a steak flashed thru my mind too after the first bite. VERY BLAND. BUT, I just adjusted the seasonings to my taste, let it cook longer, and found it was a great meal. I did follow the recipe exactly, except I only cooked it 2 hours before adding the flour/water mixture instead of 3. I think it is a great "base" for a chili recipe. I never have luck with my crockpot and all I had to do was add chipotle, liquid smoke, cayenne pepper, cumin, paprika and brown sugar. If you are adding brown sugar I would cut back on the molasses, it was too syrupy. Also, I would like to add a lot more beans to this...I would definitely use this as a start to developing my own personalized veggie chili recipe. Read More
(57)
47 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
01/10/2004
I admit it, a steak flashed thru my mind too after the first bite. VERY BLAND. BUT, I just adjusted the seasonings to my taste, let it cook longer, and found it was a great meal. I did follow the recipe exactly, except I only cooked it 2 hours before adding the flour/water mixture instead of 3. I think it is a great "base" for a chili recipe. I never have luck with my crockpot and all I had to do was add chipotle, liquid smoke, cayenne pepper, cumin, paprika and brown sugar. If you are adding brown sugar I would cut back on the molasses, it was too syrupy. Also, I would like to add a lot more beans to this...I would definitely use this as a start to developing my own personalized veggie chili recipe. Read More
(57)
Rating: 4 stars
01/10/2004
If you are making this recipe for a vegan please note that not all "vegetarian ground beef crumbles" are suitable for vegans. Many of them contain egg or milk derivatives--vegans do not consume these items. Having said that--I likedthis recipe quite a bit. It had a nice chili flavor and the molasses added something different. I added an extra boullion cube as well. Read More
(51)
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
This chili was fantastic. My meat-loving husband even had a bowl. I will say though that unlike most chili this one is better fresh than left over. I can't wait to make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2006
Have made this twice. Have had to double the receipe to meet demands. A couple of quick changes used a mixture of beans pinto black canneli and kidney beans; added 1/2 TBS dried Basil; added 4 meatless sausage flavored patties chopped up; did not use the flour or extra water just let it simmer in crock pot. Much better on day two. Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2004
i am not a vegan but this recipe is GGGREAT! i made it for my church event and people thought i was lying when i said it was vegetarian chili. this is a " " meal! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/26/2010
This is a good chili but not great. After making this I realize that I'm not a fan of celery in my chili. Also I missed the crushed tomatoes of my usual chili recipe. I added cumin a must have seasoning in any chili recipe for me. Next time I would switch up the beans... just not use kidney beans exclusively. I made it un-vegan by using real sharp cheddar. Read More
(15)
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2010
My family loves this recipe. It is the only chili that my kids will eat. I usually use all pinto beans but have used any type of canned 'dry' bean I have on hand (ie: black beans great northern white kidney beans etc) We make this recipe about once a week during the winter. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2010
I use veggie sausage crumbles and brown them first for a more meat like texture. Yummie! Even pleases MEAT EATERS such as myself. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/15/2008
A little bland. Added tons of cheese as a topping to add flavor. Overall delicious! Read More
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