Christine's Vegetarian Chili

Christine's Vegetarian Chili Recipe
Photo: Thayer Gowdy; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine
Gluten- free and meat-free, this hearty chili is full of corn, beans, onion, and bell pepper and is ready in about 25 minutes.  The recipe does call for Worcestershire sauce, so be sure to use a brand that does not contain gluten.


Makes 11 cups

Recipe from

Coastal Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 4 Minutes
Cook: 20 Minutes


2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 (1.7-ounce) package chili seasoning
1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (15.25-ounce) can yellow corn, rinsed and drained
2 (15-ounce) cans chili beans, undrained
1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Toppings: Hot sauce, chopped onions, sour cream, shredded Cheddar cheese


1. Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven or soup pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and next 3 ingredients; sauté 5 minutes or until tender.

2. Stir in chili seasoning and next 5 ingredients. Cook 15 minutes or until heated through. Stir in parsley. Serve with toppings, if desired.

Note: This is best made ahead (up to three days) so the flavors can meld; add parsley just before serving.

Christine Rothenberg,

Coastal Living

October 2009
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