The Best Chili Recipe

Back revisiting this favorite of mine.

This time though, I made a vegetarian batch of The Best Chili Recipe. I nixed all the meat and the beer, and I added mushrooms to the mix. It was just as delicious. Of course I garnished my portion with avocado slices. Because I love my avocados on anything. Don’t you?

The Best Vegetarian Chili
The Best Vegetarian Chili

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The Best Vegetarian Chili Recipe

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 4 cups mushrooms
  • 1 jalapeno pepper diced
  • 1 sweet red pepper diced
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes
  • 1-28oz can tomato sauce
  • 1-15oz can kidney beans
  • 1-15oz can pinto beans
  • 3 tbs chili powder
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon Chipotle Chile Pepper

Preparation

  1. In a large dutch oven, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil on medium heat.
  2. Add the onions celery and pepper. Cook about 10 minutes, until soft.
  3. Add the mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, beans, and all of the spices.
  5. Bring the pot to a boil then reduce to simmer for at least an hour.

Recipe written and tested by Hannah Hiller of Detroitisforfoodies.com


I’ve been using this chili recipe for the past 10 years, at least. I’m pretty sure I mixed a few recipes from various sources to get to this lovely mix of spices. We love it at our house!

This recipe makes a large batch of chili. It is nice to eat freshly made, as leftovers, and as a quick week night dinner from the freezer.

It is perfectly comforting with a little kick from the jalapeno, cayenne and all of the other spices. If you need that belly nice and cozy, make this chili!

Have you ever eaten your chili with Fritos? Well, you should try it as it’s delicious. If you are seeking a healthier option skip those bad boys, obviously. I learned this little trick from my friend Janelle who I believe called this, “Frito Pie.” I might get corrected on this… 🙂

Anyways, I like to cook this chili for at least an hour. The longer it simmers the better it is, in my opinion. It will fill your home with the most wonderful aroma and it will make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Give it a try and let me know what you think.

This is game day approved!

The Best Chili Recipe
The Best Chili Recipe

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The Best Chili Recipe

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Print

Ingredients

  • 4 tbs olive oil
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 jalapeno pepper diced
  • 1 sweet red pepper diced
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes
  • 1-28oz can tomato sauce
  • 1-15oz can kidney beans
  • 1-15oz can pinto beans
  • 1-12oz bottle dark beer (optional)
  • 3 tbs chili powder
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (option)
  • 1 teaspoon Chipotle Chile Pepper

Preparation

  1. In a large dutch oven, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil on medium heat.
  2. Add the meat and cook until no longer pink. Remove from the pot and set aside.
  3. In the same Dutch oven heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil then add the onions celery and pepper. Cook about 10 minutes, until soft.
  4. Return the meat to the pot and add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, beans, beer, and all of the spices.
  5. Bring the pot to a boil then reduce to simmer for at least an hour.

Recipe written and tested by Hannah Hiller of Detroitisforfoodies.com


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