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Chipotle Vegetarian Chili Recipe

December 06, 2011

It’s the time of year when I like to make a lot of soups, and chili, of course. This Chipotle Vegetarian Chili recipe is one of my newest favorites filled with black beans, corn, fresh vegetables, and chipotle peppers. I used the canned chipotle peppers, and they are great. Just don’t go overboard and add too many. You can always add more, so start with one or two and a little bit of the sauce. The peppers and a little beer add a wonderful spicy and smokiness to this chili, but this recipe is still very healthy and low in fat. It’s perfect for an easy weeknight dinner or for casual entertaining.

Chipotle Vegetarian Chili

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Yield: 4 to 6 servings
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 to 2 chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, chopped
1 large onion, chopped (about 11/2 cups)
2 stalks celery, chopped (about 1 cup)
1 medium red bell pepper diced (1 cup)
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 (14-ounce) low salt black beans, rinsed and drained
12 ounce light beer
1/2 cup vegetable broth
1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 cup frozen corn, thawed
1 teaspoon sea salt (optional)
1 Nonfat Greek yogurt, green onions
1. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add cumin. chili powder and chipotles and cook 1 minute. Add onion, bell pepper, garlic and sauté 5 to 7 minutes or until vegetables are softened.

2. Add beans, beer, tomatoes and corn and salt, if desired. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered 30 to 45 minutes or until thickened. Serve with Greek yogurt and green onions.


25 Responses to “Chipotle Vegetarian Chili Recipe”
December, 06 2011at 11:20 pm
Sounds wonderful. It seems like it's going to be a colder winter here this year, recipes like this will sure come in handy :)
December, 07 2011at 12:49 am
Looks great Alison! I just made a chili last night too. It's that time of year. :)
December, 08 2011at 12:03 am
Great Recipes! Looks delicious and yummy! Thanks for posting this! Love your recipes!
Lauren says:
December, 08 2011at 01:05 am
This time of year, I'm always looking for a way to sneak in extra veggies besides eating salad! Yummy!
December, 06 2011at 11:35 am
I'm always looking for a good vegetarian chili recipe and I love that this one includes chipotle chiles!
Mary Beth says:
December, 06 2011at 11:43 am
I am loving the sound of this!
December, 06 2011at 12:14 pm
Ohhhh mercy ME. I love chilis like this. I want to LIVE in it.
Jeanette says:
December, 06 2011at 01:35 pm
I've been thinking about chili lately - love chipotle peppers, smokey and hot.
December, 06 2011at 02:16 pm
This looks awesome. Hearty with a little bit of a kick and vegetarian. YUM!
Carolyn says:
December, 06 2011at 02:22 pm
I heart anything with chipotle and I love that this is vegetarian!
December, 06 2011at 03:20 pm
even though i'm not a vegetarian anymore, we still eat vegetarian quite a bit + this dish looks absolutely divine. i'll definitely have to whip this up next time i'm having some vegetarian friends over to watch football - thanks for the idea!
December, 06 2011at 03:29 pm
I love chili and this version looks delicious. I can't wait to try it using those chipotle peppers. Thanks for sharing your recipe!
sheilathomas says:
December, 06 2011at 03:51 pm
Yum...thanks for looking out for your vegetarian friends! Can't wait to try this...
December, 06 2011at 04:46 pm
Delicious, Alison! Chipotles are a regular on our table.
Maria says:
December, 06 2011at 06:07 pm
I want this for dinner!
Aggie says:
December, 07 2011at 12:51 pm
Beautiful chili Alison!
December, 28 2011at 08:50 pm
I love having a hearty vegetarian meal. Perfect for meatless mondays.
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Emily says:
January, 11 2012at 10:28 pm
This looks great! Do you have any substitution suggestions for the beer?
January, 12 2012at 11:30 am
Emily, You can substitute low-salt chicken broth for that beer!
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