Spicy Vegetarian Chili {Recipe Redux} - Dietetic Directions - Dietitian and Nutritionist in Kitchener/Waterloo
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Spicy Vegetarian Chili {Recipe Redux}

Spicy Vegetarian Chili {Recipe Redux}

Do you have prepared meals in your freezer? One of my top tips for busy people looking to eat healthy is to cook once but eat twice. Freezer meals are a great way to eat a delicious, homemade meal when you do not have the time to prepare something.   Without a doubt, my favourite freezer meal is my spicy vegetarian chili.


Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 20-30 minutes

Serves: 6-8



1 medium onion, chopped

2 stocks celery, diced

1 large carrot, peeled and sliced

1 Tbsp canola oil

1 bell pepper, sliced

19 oz can (540mL) diced stewed tomatoes

19 oz can of white kidney beans, rinsed and drained

19 oz can baked beans in tomato sauce

3-4 tsp chili powder (less if you want it less spicy)



  1. In a large pot over medium-high, add oil, onions, celery, carrots. Cook for 3-6 minutes until softened.
  2. Add pepper and cook for additional 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add canned tomatoes, white kidney beans and baked beans. Stir to combine ingredients.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low heat and add chili powder.
  5. Allow chili to cook for 20-30 minutes before serving to allow flavours to blend.
  6. Garnish with fresh parsley or grated cheese.


Freeze extra’s for an easy meal that’s ready in minutes!