This Crock Pot Vegetarian Chili is a staple recipe in our family! It’s a super easy healthy chili recipe – just dump all the ingredients in your slow cooker, set it and forget it, and in a few hours you’ll have a delicious meal to warm you up from the inside out!
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Can you believe we’re more than halfway through January 2017 already?? It feels like it was just a few days ago that we were watching the New Years fireworks and enjoying the prospect of a fresh new year. I don’t know about you, but our first few weeks of 2017 have been good but full of challenges. We just can’t seem to shake whatever this silly virus is and it just keeps hanging on in the form of a cough we just can’t quite seem to get rid of!
I’ve been doing my best to continue with life as normal, playing outside in the gorgeous winter weather with the kids and trying to enjoy winter while it’s here. But I’m finding myself more tired than I usually am as my body fights this cold and I’m using it as an excuse to pull out my slow cooker as many days of the week as I possibly can. And to drink tea. Lots of tea!!
I used to have a love-hate relationship with my Crock-Pot and so for several years I hardly used it and it sat collecting dust in the bottom of my kitchen cupboard – quite frankly I don’t know what I was thinking…I’d just had a baby, I was completely exhausted, and I wasn’t using pretty much the best kitchen tool ever invented!! Needless to say, my Crock-Pot and I are now on speaking terms again and I don’t quite know what I would do without it these days!!
I love trying new recipes in the slow cooker and adapting my favourite stove-top recipes into slow cooker versions to save myself some time and headache on those busy days. I’ve made different versions of this Crock Pot Vegetarian Chili for years and this latest version is by far my absolute favourite one yet! It’s so easy to throw together and the flavours are amazing. And it’s so chunky and meaty you won’t even miss the meat!
I’m not a huge fan of kidney beans, and I absolutely adore white beans of all kinds so that’s why I didn’t include kidney beans in this Crock Pot Vegetarian Chili recipe. But feel free to swap out the white beans for kidney beans if you prefer, and even add other beans if you desire; black beans would be delicious in this chili, and even a couple handfuls of chopped sweet potato would be amazing (just be sure to add a little extra vegetable stock in that case!). The possibilities really are endless!
One of our favourite ways to enjoy this chili is by itself, but I’ve also shared another amazing idea that you’ve GOT to try!! These Vegetarian Chili-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes make a delicious meal any night of the week and they’re my kids’ favourite way to enjoy this Crock Pot Vegetarian Chili!
Looking for more delicious meal ideas? CLICK HERE for a list of all my favourites!
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I hope you enjoy this recipe! Let me know in the comments below if you’d like to see more Crock Pot recipes on thebusybaker.ca!
Looking for more delicious and healthy soups like this? Try these:
- Slow Cooker Dairy Free Creamy Carrot Ginger Soup
- Crock Pot White Bean French Onion Soup
- Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup
- Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup
- Easy Healthy Roasted Vegetable Soup
- Butternut Squash Red Lentil Soup
- Rustic Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup
- Best Ever One Pot Beef Stew
- 25 Comforting Winter Soup Recipes in one post!
- Crock Pot French Onion Soup with White Beans
- Instant Pot Beef and Bean Chili
Crock Pot Vegetarian Chili (Slow Cooker)
- 800 ml diced tomatoes
- 400 ml canned brown lentils rinsed (or cooked from dry)
- 400 ml white beans rinsed
- 3 medium carrots diced
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 2 small yellow onions diced
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 teaspoon basil
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- 1 tablespoon chili powder not the spicy variety
- 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
- 1 cup vegetable stock
- salt and pepper to taste
- shredded cheese chopped cilantro, etc. for serving (optional)
- Add the tomatoes, lentils, white beans, carrots, celery, onions, garlic, and spices to the pot of your Crock Pot or slow cooker.
- Add the vegetable stock and stir well.
- Cover, and cook on high for 3 hours or on low for 5-6 hours.
- Serve while hot with some shredded cheese and chopped cilantro for garnish (optional), and a slice of fresh bread.