Randy’s Vegetarian Chili

Added to Recipes on Mon 01/24/2011


2 tbsp canola oil

4 smashed cloves of garlic

1 large chopped yellow onion

2 large green peppers, roughly chopped

1 cup diced carrots

1 bag frozen corn (or fresh)

2 medium zucchinis, sliced and diced

2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and diced

1 (16 oz) can of fire roasted tomatoes, chopped

1 can tomato paste

3 cans of red and black beans, drained and rinsed

1 bottle beer

1 cup vegetable stock

4-5 tbsp chili powder, or more to taste

2-3 tbsp cumin

2 tsp salt, or more to taste

Fresh ground pepper - about 15 grinds

2-3 bay leaves

2 tbsp oregano

2 chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (they come in a can and can be found in the Mexican section at the grocery store)



In a large heavy pot, heat the oil over medium high heat. Add onions, garlic, and carrots; sauté until translucent. Add all peppers (except the chipotle), zucchini and corn; sauté for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add tomato paste, chopped tomatoes and tomato juice. Then add all salt, pepper, herbs and spices. Stir well. Add 2 chopped chipotle peppers and beans. Stir well. Add beer and vegetable stock until liquid covers all ingredients in the pot. Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to medium low. Simmer for a half-hour, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, and adjust seasonings to taste.


Serve with shredded cheddar, chopped avocado and fresh lime juice; no cilantro!


Note: This chili is always best the second day. It also goes well with fried or poached eggs for brunch.


Recipe courtesy of Randy Barone