I loved the texture and didn't miss the meat at all! Like other reviewers encouraged, I increased the spices to 2 Tbl chili powder and added a teaspoon of cumin and some red pepper flakes. I also bloomed my dry spices before adding them to the pot. I appreciate that there was no added salt.
After making all kinds of chili for years I guess I instinctively jazz them up. One of the easiest fixes is in your diced tomatoes. I always use the ones with roasted garlic and onions, and the one with chili peppers. Addition of cumin is automatic and I doubled the chili powder. This chili was a big hit, sorry yours was so bland.
Pretty good. I did tweak the spices per others' recommendations, but I thought it was pretty good. And there was enough of this stuff to eat off of for days and days, even after giving portions of it away. Just beware that it does take quite some time to chop all the veggies. But I will probably make again.
I love this recipe. I made it for the second time today. I am trying to make more meatless meals. I never thought I would like chili without meat, but I was wrong. I don't miss the meat at all in this recipe. It is very thick and it's flavorful. My husband has to add a little extra heat, but it's just right for me. The other nice thing is that, since there's only two of us, it makes three meals - I've got two in the freezer for later.
Well, this was a huge hit with the family - even my hubby who doesn't like cooked carrots loved it. We topped it with a bit of shredded cheddar, a bit of sour cream, some minced green onion and some sliced black olives. Had whole wheat rolls and a garden salad on the side. Very filling!
Delicious recipe! Based on other reviews, I punched up the flavor by adding 1t cumin, 1t Spike seasoning and 1 chipotle with 1tsp adobo sauce. I kept all other ingredients the same, and cooked on high for 3 1/2 hours. I'll definitely make it again.
I love this recipe...have made it several times. Today I made it with spicy hot V8 juice instead of the tomato juice, and decreased the chili powder to 1 1/2 tsp. It was spicy, not not too spicy...delicious!
I tried out this recipe for the first time yesterday. I made it in the morning, then went shopping and to a movie with my daughter. After the movie, my husband rang me and said that he was at a friend's house. We were invited for an impromptu pot luck dinner, and could I bring the new chili over to the friend's house? I was a little nervous because I hadn't tried it before, but I agreed. So I drove home, got the chili straight from the crockpot, and drove to my friend's house. We served up a variety of things, and this chili was a big hit! I put out a carton of sour cream and sliced up two avocados to go on top. Everyone loved it. I'll certainly be making this again!
I thought this was a very good chili. I think that my family was almost finished with dinner before they realized there was no meat in it. I followed the recipe exactly but did add extra chili powder. Yummy! I served rice on the side and mixed the chili with the rice for myself. Good dish that I will definitly make again.
I absolutely loved this chili. I am a meat lover and did not miss the meat. The mushrooms added the right texture. My meat loving husband enjoyed it, also. I did ramp up the seasonings and included chipotle chili powder. I halved the recipe, because I didn't need such a large amount. I didn't use a slow cooker. I cooked it on the stove in a heavy duty pot on low. The consistency was thick and rich. Will definitely make again. Great meat alternative.
Not a fan of this. Very bland. I should have read the reviews. (which I usually do) Big waste of money on all the ingredients, and I am left with tons of Chilli! May add turkey to it tomorrow to try and salvage what I can.
I loved this recipe. I didn't use the seasonings they did I changed it up with my fave chilli seasonings but it was great. The whole family loved it and I will be making it again.
I LOVE this recipe. I served this to my vegetarian Son-in-law and he is still talking about it. I am a diabetic and I've been trying to eat a more plant based diet and this is my favorite. IT IS DELICIOUS and filling and it does not spike my blood sugar. How can you beat that?
My family (minus the 2 year old) loved this. My dad and husband kept raving about it. I made several changes to it. I skipped the onions and added frozen peas and corn, ground turkey meat and fresh diced apples.....ala Harvest stew....perfect for the fall cold weather. We sprinkled some cheese on top. Definitely need to season to taste, with extra pepper, chili powder and some garlic salt.....but after that, it was a success for my whole family. I am sure with all that I added it wasn't as low calorie anymore, but everyone loved it and it was super healthy. Will make it again as I am already getting requests for it.
I was so disappointed in this recipe especially after reading all the great reviews. It was very bland and did not taste like chili or have the consistency that I expected. It was more like a minestrone soup.
Favorite vegetable chili so far. As a previous post warned, I could not use all the veges in my 6 quart crockpot. Only used 3/4 of mushrooms and squash. Next time I will just make 1/2 a recipe to avoid the mess.
Loved this recipe. Did not cook it in crockpot - cooked on the stove for about an hour and a half and that was plenty. I like that the veggies still had some crunch to them (especially the mushrooms) which they wouldn't have had if I crock potted this. Been taking this to work for lunch all week and it reheats beautifully. Delicious meatless option.
My family and I LOVE this chili. It's flavorful and satisfying, even without any meat.
My family enjoyed this recipe (including my 9 & 7 year olds), and I loved that it was in the crock pot.
After reading such good reviews, i almost feel bad writing this one but here goes...there are much better veggie chili's out there. I thought this was bland, bland, bland. Only after doctoring it up with cheese, hot sauce, etc. did it have any taste.
I loved this recipe as did my neighbors. As mentioned in several of the other reviews, I did add a tsp of garlic powder, used fire roasted canned tomatoes, and served the chili with sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese. I did not use my slow cooker since it is small. But I had great results with my Le Creuset Dutch Oven. I will definitely make this again and my neighbors asked for the recipe. Good endorsement!
A good veggie alternative to chili
Four adults and 1 kid enjoyed this recipe. My one and four year old kids would not even try it; but that is typical for them. I will certainly make it again! Thank you for sharing it! We served it with homemade corn bread and we added sour cream and cheese to it. I had many meals from this one recipe.
This was outstanding!! I quartered the recipe, since I only have a 2 1/2 qt. crock pot, and it worked out great. I had to doctor it up a little with some salt, but not much. I added a package of soy chorizo which added a nice meatiness and a little extra spice, a tsp of garlic powder for a little extra something, and the diced tomatoes I used had green chilies as well. It all worked out amazing! Topped a baked potato with it and... mmm.mmm..mmm good! I think this is a new favorite!
I'm a (absolute) beginner when it comes to cooking, so everyone in my family was shocked at how great this came out! Even those who made some complaints beforehand on the lack of meat admitted to feeling very full and satisfied afterwards! Alot of people added shredded cheese on top of it which was yummy too. The only part I changed was I forgot to buy tomato juice so I just added a little more crushed tomato and a cup of water or so and it turned out fine! I love this recipe!
My family is very picky when it comes to vegetables!!! They usually turn up their nose to vegetables. Everyone loved it. I have made this soup several times. You really do need to make it in the crockpot. It gets nice and thick.
This is great! i'm a 20 year old vegetarian and everytime I try to cook for my family my dad and boyfriend usually end up eating something else afterwards because they say they didnt get full, but not this time! they loved it! I'd never made homemade vegetable soup till now and this is wonderful! Definitely worth the work/time! and you'll have plenty left over to freeze. It taste just as good when you reheat it over the stove.