Who says a good chili requires meat? We'll challenge that theory with our top-rated vegetarian chili recipes.
Chunky Vegetarian ChiliThis vegetable chili recipe is a great way to get kids to eat fiber-rich foods. It can be taken on camping trips or packed in a thermos for school lunches.
Quick Vegetarian Chili with Avocado SalsaThe black bean and barley chili is a standout by itself, but the avocado salsa takes it right over the edge.
Three-Bean Vegetarian ChiliYou can manage the amount of heat in this vegetarian chili recipe. Like it spicy? Add more chili powder and don't bother seeding the jalapeños.
Christine's Vegetarian ChiliGluten-free and meat-free, this hearty 25-minute chili is full of corn, beans, onion, and bell pepper.
Jane's Vegetarian ChiliBoasting less than 300 calories and almost 15 grams of fiber per bowl, this hearty chili skips the ground beef and uses chickpeas, black, kidney, and cannellini beans for a protein boost.
Vegetarian Black Bean ChiliThis vegetarian chili recipe uses meatless burger crumbles instead of ground beef. Serve it to a table of carnivores, and they won't be able to tell the difference.
Quinoa and Roasted Pepper ChiliThis vegetarian chili is loaded with fresh vegetables, pinto beans, and quinoa. The zing comes from poblano chiles.
White Bean and Hominy ChiliVegetarian chipotle sausage packs quite a punch, adding savory depth to the entire pot with no meat in sight.
Smoky Two-Bean Vegetarian ChiliA wee bit of canned chipotle chiles goes a long way in infusing this hearty chili with rich, smoky flavor and a hint of heat. (Cost for 4: $4.69)
Slow-Cooker Veggie ChiliCooking vegetables low and slow gives this chili just the right amount of flavor. Plus, the meaty texture of mushrooms more than makes up for the missing meat.
Black-Bean Chili With Winter SquashWinter squash stars as a meaty alternative to sausage or beef in this quick-cooking chili recipe.
Pinto Bean Chili with Corn and Winter SquashThe spiciness of this light yet satisfying chili is complemented by the subtle sweetness of corn and winter squash. Top with queso fresco to counteract the spice.
"Meaty" Meatless Double-Bean ChiliThis meatless chili received our test kitchen's highest honors. Garnish with olives, cheddar cheese, and scallions.