The Taste Tester's 5 Alarm Vegetarian Chili

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Ever wonder why you hate a dish that someone else loves? It's because there is a science behind how you taste! If you are a supertaster, you will love strong tastes and flavors. If you are a non-taster, you will be unaffected by spicy foods. An average taster is somewhere in between. Try the recipe below to find out what kind of taster you are.


  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 2 cups diced mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 28 oz diced tomatoes
  • 60 oz low sodium beans
  • 16 oz frozen corn kernels
  • 2 tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 tbsp dried basil
  • 1 tbsp chili powder


In a large heavy bottom pot (Dutch oven is perfect) saute the onions, poblano pepper, red pepper, mushrooms and sweet potatoes until soft, about 7 minutes.

Stir in the chili peppers, red chilies and cook for another minute. Add the tomatoes, beans and corn, oregano, basil, chili powder and the bay leaves. Add some broth or veggie juice if needed and cook on low for about 1 1/2 hours. Remove bay leaves. Top each serving with a bit of shredded cheese, sour cream and a wedge of lime.

Recipe created especially for The Dr. Oz Show by food stylist, Ulli Stachl.


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