Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Simple Veggie Chili

Who doesn't like an easy recipe?
As much as I love to cook and bake, some days I'm just not in the mood.
This chili recipe is perfect for those cool Autumn days ahead.

Do you follow recipes? 
 When I cook I usually use a recipe the first time and after that I adapt the dish to my taste. 

Simple Veggie Chili

1-28 oz. can Hunt's Crushed Tomatoes
2 cups V-8 Vegetable Juice
1 cup Morning Star Farms Grillers Crumbles* (found in frozen food section)
1-15.5 oz. can Goya Black Beans, rinsed
1-15.5 oz. can Goya Small White Beans, rinsed
1-15.5 oz. can Goya Red Kidney Beans, rinsed
1 small can diced green chili's
1 large onion, diced
3 large celery stalks, chopped
2 frying peppers, sliced
Chili Powder
Red Pepper Flakes or Powder
Kosher Salt

*If you don't want to use the veggie crumbles, replace with ground beef or whatever you choose.

In a medium stock pot add tomatoes, vegetable juice, rinsed beans and chili's.
In a medium saute pan add diced onion, chopped celery and sliced frying peppers. Add a bit of water or olive oil to quickly fry up your veggies until slightly soft. Drain and add to stock pot. In same pan heat crumbles thoroughly (see package instructions) add to stock pot. Season with desired amount of cumin, chili powder, red pepper flakes or powder and kosher salt. I didn't give amounts because I add until I like the taste.  I tend to load my food with hot spices-we like hot!
Cook over medium heat, stir and bring to a light boil. Turn to medium-low and continue cooking for about 2 hours, stir occasionally. I cook the chili down to the consistency I like. If it gets too thick, add a little more V-8 juice. 

Hope this keeps you warm.


Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I love easy and I rarely follow a recipe completely. :0)

Miz Helen said...

Your Simple Veggie Chili looks absolutely delicious. Would love to have you link it up at Texas Star Chili Cook Off. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great weekend!
Come Back Soon,
Miz Helen

Miz Helen said...

I am so glad you were able to bring your Simple Veggie Chili over to the Texas Star Chili Cook Off. The very best of luck to you!
Miz Helen

Cindy said...

Yum, that sounds really good. Thank you for the recipe, I'm going to pin it!

Cara Lundin said...

I have company coming tonight and I am going to use this recipe. Its a perfect Autumn day for a warm dish like this.

Cottage and Broome said...

Hey Lynn,

Your chili looks great, always looking for veggie dishes. We don't eat much meat any more, trying to be healthy. Have a great weekend, Laura

Ana said...

Yum, I love chili and this recipe sounds good. Thanks for sharing Lynn.


Red Rose Alley said...

Chili is one of my favorite dishes. This looks soooo good.

Enjoy the week.