Vegetarian Chili

Keyword dried beans
Author Jo Ann Kosobucki


  • 4 medium Zucchini chopped
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 medium green bell pepper chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 15 oz can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 3 cups dried beans or 3-15 oz can beans
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • 1 tsp cumin


Cover the beans with water and let them sit in a crockpot overnight. Then rinse them, cover them again with water and then cook them in the crockpot on high for About 4 hours.

    In a frying pan, saute zucchini, onions and peppers in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce, and seasonings If you like it spicy, you can add a diced jalapeño at this step.

      Then add all of the sauteed ingredients to the beans in the crockpot and cook for about 4 more hours so all the flavors merge. This makes a LOT of chile!

        You can add ground beef if you want it to be with “CARNE”.

          It is served over rice with sour cream and shredded cheese for topping.