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Easy Crockpot Vegetarian Chili

I’ve been trying to clean out my pantry lately, in the same way I cleaned out my freezer a couple months ago. It’s taking a little longer, but over the next few days I’ll share some of the things I found in there and what I made with them.

The question: What to do with cans of black beans, white beans, kidney beans, and diced tomatoes? The answer: Make Erin’s vegetarian chili. It takes just two hours to cook in the crockpot and no time to prepare—cutting up a green pepper and an onion is the worst of it. It’s delicious, and it makes a lot of servings—Erin says four, but it looks more like eight to me.

Easy Crockpot Vegetarian Chili

Of course, freezing half the chili means we’re filling our freezer back up. But I guess I’d rather fill it with homemade frozen meals than storebought ones.


Comment from Erin aka Conscious Shopper
Time May 10, 2010 at 10:18 pm

You’re right about the serving size – especially since half of the members of my family won’t eat it. We’ll sometimes eat the leftovers in chili burritos, and it’s also a good meal when you have company over.

Comment from Jenn
Time May 11, 2010 at 8:54 am

We LOVE chili!! I can definitely say veg chili is our favorite! Remind me to share our recipe sometime…it comes from Karen Allrich’s “Cooking By The Seasons” – a pagan vegetarian cookbook I picked up a while ago : )

This recipe would not last long in our house, would probly do an extra can of black beans, 28oz can of tomatoes, a whole can of corn, salt, pepper, probly some cayenne or crushed red pepper to kick it up : ) Chili freezes VERY well : ) If I was planning on eating it for lunches, though, I would just stick it in the fridge for up to a week.

I second the burritos!! yummmm!! I am so hungry now and it’s only 9am! I want CHILI!!! : )

Comment from Brenda Pike
Time May 11, 2010 at 9:57 am

Yes, please share your recipe—and anything else from that cookbook! I’ve got a cookbook called In Season: Cooking with Vegetables and Fruit, but I haven’t tried many recipes for it yet. I’m all about the crockpot right now.

Comment from Brenda Pike
Time May 11, 2010 at 10:19 am

Yeah, I might eat more per serving if it were just that, but I love my cornbread.

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