Colorful Meatless Chili

Colorful Meatless Chili Recipe

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Gary Loewenthal


Adapted from a recipe in "The Mini Page" kids' insert found in many newspapers.

This dish is tasty and satisfying and practically dances with color.


★★★★★ 1 vote

10 Min
50 Min


  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1
    small red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1
    medium zucchini, cubed
  • 1 c
    chopped mushrooms
  • 3 clove
    garlic, minced or crushed
  • 3/4 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp
  • scant 1/4 tsp
  • 2 can(s)
    diced tomatoes (do not drain)
  • 1 can(s)
    red beans, drained
  • 1
    medium tomato, diced, or a few chery tomatoes, cut in half (to add color, use yellow or orange tomatoes)

How to Make Colorful Meatless Chili


  1. Heat oil in large soup pot or wide, deep skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add all vegetables and garlic, stirring until vegetables soften.
  3. Add seasonings and cook an additional 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in tomatoes and beans.
  5. Heat on medium for 10 minutes, then lower heat and simmer for 25 minutes. During last 7-8 minutes, add chopped fresh tomatoes.

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About Colorful Meatless Chili

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes, Chili
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #beans, #Vegan, #meatless

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