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Veggie Chili

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Veggie Chili


1/2 cup onion
2-3 carrots
1/2 red and green pepper (or more)
1/2 cup mushrooms chopped
big pile of chopped up greens
1/2 cup of water or veggie broth
1 small can of tomato sauce (or paste)
2 cans of beans(I used Red Kidney and Pinto)
1 can of pumpkin
1 can of tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, chili powder, cumin, veggie spice


Saute the onion, green and red pepper and carrots in a large pot with some water over veggie broth.

Add mushrooms, all the spices, tomato sauce, pumpkin and stir.

Add beans, tomatoes, and more water or broth if needed. Stir.

Cover and heat on medium to low for around 30 minutes.

Add greens at the end and stir in.


These measurements are just estimates because I didn't measure anything.

The pumpkin may sound weird but it makes it thick and a little sweet without adding fats and sugar.

I just got all these ideas from various recipes and put the different ingredients together.

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    2387 days ago
    Just came across your post thru a friends feed. I love trying new recipes. Never cooked with pumpkin before. I'm gonna give this a try. Cant wait to check out your page!
    2441 days ago
    Hey...this recipie couldn't have come at a better time! I just opened a can of pumpkin (long story..for our fussy eating cat that is losing weight and won't eat ANYTHING) I had read that pumpkin was good for them. Of course...he turned his nose up at it as well and I didn't want to throw the whole can away...so I'm going to use it in your recipe...ask and you SHALL receive right? Thanks a bunch this sounds really GOOD! emoticon
    2441 days ago
    Thanks for posting this, it sounds perfect for my meat-lovin' hubby to eat with me. I've put pumpkin in a pasta dish once, went really well. It adds such a nice thickness and touch of sweet...and all that fiber!
    2455 days ago
    Sounds tasty! I'm excited to give it a try!
    2457 days ago
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    Yum! Sounds delicious!

    2476 days ago
    I thought I was the only person who used pumpkin! So glad to see someone else who thinks outside the box with it. I have also used pureed carrots in a pinch. They are also good. (hint: I used them in my spaghetti sauce too)

    Thanks for sharing this recipe, I am going to try it.
    2476 days ago
    Sounds yummy! Will give it to my Vegan daughter and son-in-law! Thanks!
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    2476 days ago
    Yummie thanks for sharing! But again I would add my sea salt love my soduim lol...its a great mineral emoticon
    2476 days ago
    I made a big chili this weekend. I like the idea of carrots and mushroom that you mentioned. I liked to put a touch of crushed fennel in the chili. That also sweetens up the acidic tomato base. Also cumin, oregano, and chili powder.
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    2476 days ago
    Yeah, I don't know about the pumpkin, but everything else sounds cool. I like my chili SPICY so I would add some heat.
    2477 days ago
    This sounds like a keeper. Can't wait to try it. Thanks.
    2477 days ago
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