Veggie Chili


2 tablespoons olive oil

1 small chopped onion

1 chopped red pepper

2 cloves minced garlic

½ bag of Boca or Morningstar veggie crumbles (optional)

Sometimes I like to add chunks of cooked chicken to make it non-veggie chili

1 large (29 oz) can diced tomatoes (the ones with the mild green chiles are great)

1 large (29 oz) can black beans

1 large (29 oz) can red kidney beans

1 (15 oz) can garbanzo beans

1 bag (16 oz) frozen corn

¼ - ½ cup of your favorite BBQ sauce

¼ cup of your favorite salsa

1 tablespoon chili powder

salt, pepper, crushed red pepper, cumin – any seasoning to taste


In a large pot sauté the onion, red pepper and garlic in olive oil.  If you want to add veggie crumbles or chicken, add it now.  Add the chili powder and any other spices. Add the salsa and all other ingredients.  Cook and serve when hot, or you can put it all together in the crockpot and let it simmer for as long as you like.