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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!
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!
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!
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
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!
This was a fabulous recipe! I loved that it was fast easy and versitile. You could easily substitute the veggie meat for ground beef or ground turkey and it would work great. I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out very tasty. My kids didn't even know it was veggie meat! I would definately make this again and again!