Crazy Vegetarian Chili
5 Star Side Dish Recipe

  • Like 7
  • 28 Minutes
  • Serves 4
  • Easy
  • High Heat
Crazy Vegetarian Chili

Recipe's Ingredients

Adjust Servings:
10 ounces Potatoes 2 medium
1 medium Onion
1 small Yellow Pepper
15 ounces Garbanzo Beans 1 can
15 ounces Red Kidney Beans 1 can
28 ounce Whole Tomatoes 1 can
8 ounce Tomato Sauce 1 can
1 tablespoon Chili Powder
1 teaspoon ground Cumin
1 medium Zucchini

Nutritional information for Crazy Vegetarian Chili

Saturated Fat

A crazy Chili recipe? Tasty and for Vegetarian Diet? Not possible you say! Well, try it and you'll give a 5 star like all the other persons who tried it.

Did you Know?

In early civilizations such as the Incas, Mayans and Aztecs chili peppers were used as a currency.


Steps for Crazy Vegetarian Chili

4 Minutes

Prepare the potatoes and onion

Scrub the potatoes thoroughly with a vegetable brush, but do not peel. Cut the potatoes into cubes that are slightly larger than 1/2 inch. Peel and chop the onion. Place the potatoes and onion in the Dutch oven.

1 Minute

Prepare the yellow bell pepper

Cut the bell pepper lengthwise in half, and cut out seeds and membrane. Chop the bell pepper into small pieces. Add to the Dutch oven.

1 Minute

Prepare the garbanzo and kidney beans

Drain the garbanzo and kidney beans in a strainer, and rinse with cool water. Add to the Dutch oven.

15 Minutes

Add the other ingredients and Cook!

Add the tomatoes with their liquid, the tomato sauce, chili powder, and cumin to the Dutch oven. Heat to boiling over high heat, breaking up the tomatoes with a fork and stirring occasionally. Once the chili is boiling, reduce heat just enough so it bubbles gently. Cover and cook 10 minutes.

7 Minutes

Stir in zucchini

While chili is cooking, cut the zucchini into 1/2 inch slices. Stir zucchini into chili. Cover and cook 5 to 7 minutes longer, stirring occasionally, until potatoes and zucchini are tender when pierced with a fork. Serve in a bowl. Enjoy!

Additional Info for Crazy Vegetarian Chili


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Vegetarian Chili is lighter than the chili recipe with meat in it, and most of you say the taste isn’t as expected… until now! I propose to you this crazy vegetarian chili recipe which has 5-star reviews for both weight loss diet and taste!

Content on this recipe…





About the craziest recipe for vegetarian chili

This crazy vegetarian chili is a vegetable dish liked by everyone, even by meat consumers. Along with vegetables, it gives a taste and experience that deserves monthly repeated preps. It perfectly matches a complicated recipe as the other you’ll find on the internet. Chili, as is well known, is most commonly used in foods by cuisines from India, Mexico, Peru, etc., making this type of dish one of the most widespread recipes.

Regarding this recipe, the crazy thing isn’t the use of two types of peas, or tomatoes along with tomato sauce… not even close. The crazy thing about this recipe is the perfectly balanced amount of ingredients and the blending with zucchini+ground cumin. For example, my boy is eating meat even at breakfast, but when he served the first time this crazy vegetable chili, he liked it so much he asked me “how can a meatless meal taste so great!?“! Well, I hope you’ll enjoy this great dish as my boy did, and leave me a review with your thoughts.



Vegetarian Chili and crazy weight-loss diet!

Beans and tomatoes (in this recipe) are both low in calories, helping you to reduce the caloric intake and begin to lose pounds. The garbanzo and kidney beans are high in protein and fiber, contributing to a feeling of fullness and an elevated energy level. 


As per, while the chili may not be to everyone’s taste, chili peppers and jalapenos contain a compound called capsaicin, which has been proven by some studies to boost metabolism and increase the burning of fat. The ingredient has also been proven to reduce appetite and calorie intake. Subsequently, there may be potential for capsaicinoids to be used as long-term, natural weight-loss aids.


Another article about the weight-loss benefits from chili is noted on who states “Capsaicin, the active ingredient in chilies might give a short mental boost and there is some evidence it can improve athletic performance, particularly in endurance sports. It encourages the body to break down fat supplies and research shows that regular consumption of chili will burn off an average of 50 calories a day. By triggering the pain pathways in the stomach and intestines, chilies make us feel fuller sooner and suppress the appetite. For these reasons, many nutrition experts think that chilies can help in efforts to lose weight.


There you go, these 2 articles are great to read if you don’t trust me. Therefore, the crazy vegetarian chili recipe it’s one of the best dishes that you should include in your diet, adding it to your monthly meal plan.



Is Vegetarian Chili good for you?

This crazy vegetable chili provides a lot of great nutrients. The recipe’s vegetables contain vitamins and minerals like vitamins A and C. The other vegetables add more nutritional intake, fiber being one of them! Beans and meat-less crumbles provide a great source of fiber and vegetal protein to help keep you full and your body strong. Combining veggies with low-sodium, lean proteins and spices make this crazy vegetarian chili a crazy heart-healthy dish!



Can vegetarian chili damage or burn your stomach?

I know your mouth and stomach feel like they’re burning after eating chili, but they’re actually not. The capsaicin in chili activates and releases the “Substance P“, a compound that transmits burning sensations. Spicy foods do not cause heartburn or harm you in any way. Therefore, you can eat it without hesitation, but not daily!



Notes and Tips

  1. Essential Equipment: Dutch oven (about 4-quart size).
  2. You may notice that zucchini comes in many sizes, with some homegrown ones reaching a foot or more in length. Choose a zucchini between 4 and 8 inches long because it will be younger and more tender than the bigger ones.
  3. Substitute a green or red bell pepper if you can’t find a yellow one. The flavor is almost similar. In fact, it’s the same plant with different maturity levels.



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