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Vegetarian Chili

A hearty, filling and easy chili recipe that's great for Fat Smash Phase 1.



  1. Sauté onions and garlic in large saucepan sprayed with non stick spray until tender.
  2. Add cans of diced tomatoes, black beans (or kidney beans) with liquid, corn (optional) and water, and cook on medium heat.
  3. Add chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper to taste. Add ground red pepper for a spicier flavor.
  4. Simmer uncovered for about 20-30 minutes until desired consistency - enjoy over brown rice if permitted.
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Looking forward to making this for myself very soon ^_^!
20 Aug 13 by member: BodyART331
Very good, quick to prepare, and satisfying dish for Fat Smash diet phase 1. Thank you for sharing.
This is FABULOUS! I made this recipe exactly as it was written and added one bag of Morningstar Farms crumbles. Even my picky children loved it, and it will become a regular dish at our house. =) I also thought that the calorie information presented seemed way too high, so I did another calculation (on a different site). Even with the addition of one bag of soy crumbles, the calories per serving were only 249 and the total fat per serving was 4.2.
17 Jan 10 by member: jfe271
This is fine. I added a a red pepper, a little frozen chopped spinach to up the nutrients, and some portobello mushrooms to give it a little texture. The calorie count seems really really high for something containing just beans, tomatoes and spices. Is it the corn? (I didn't use it. )
I used olive oil(1 tsp) to sautee onion, celery, carrots, and red bell peppers. With the Boca crumbles and some smoked paprika, this was a great meal. After phase 1, I'll add some low fat cheese! Yummy!!!!
05 Mar 09 by member: mleh
This was a great recipe! I added the Boca crumbles and my boyfriend a known "carnivore" said it was awesome! Thanks!
10 Jan 09 by member: Meg780
This was the best!! I used pinto beans instead and I was full with just a cup!
Simple and Good! I used pinto beans, and red and yellow bell peppers because that's what I had on stock. Over brown rice! Yum.
This recipe is very good...I have added it to my permanent dinner rotation!
This was really one of the best chili's I have ever had. We added the Boca to it, and it was great. Had plenty of flavor and spice.
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Nutrition summary:

There are 584 calories in 1 serving of Vegetarian Chili.
Calorie break-down: 5% fat, 72% carbs, 23% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 32
Calories 584
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 3.52g 5%
  Saturated Fat 0.738g 4%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 1.414g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 0.689g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 241mg 10%
Potassium 2574mg  
Total Carbohydrate 108.76g 36%
  Dietary Fiber 25.8g 103%
  Sugars 7.69g  
Protein 35.16g  
Vitamin A 111% Vitamin C 134%
Calcium 145% Iron 346%
of RDI*
(584 calories)
29% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (72%)
Fat (5%)
Protein (23%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories

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