This fabulous Pioneer Woman veggie chili combines fresh veggies and hearty beans with a delicious blend of spices for the perfect weeknight dinner.
The Pioneer Woman veggie chili recipe is a perfect vegetarian chili for meatless Monday
, or any other day of the week!
It's packed with nutritous and colorful vegetables, along with a triple combo of healthy beans. Seriously, who needs meat when a dinner comes with this much flavor?
Not only are the beans in this recipe super healthy, but they also make a great, hearty substitute for meat. Beans are packed with protein, which leaves you feeling nice and full.
That means that this veggie chili is every bit as satisfying and comforting as its meaty counterpart!
What is Ro-tel?
For those of you who've noticed Ro-tel on the list of ingredients and are wondering what on earth it is, we thought we'd explain!
Ro-tel is the brand name of a canned product that combines tomatoes with fire-roasted green chilies.
It's a true Southern favorite, combining sweet and smoky flavors, which adds a real punch of flavor to any recipe. It's particulary great for an easy chili!
If you can't get hold of Ro-tel, simply dice a few tomatoes and green chili instead.
How to Make Pioneer Woman Veggie Chili
Add oil to a large pot over medium heat, then add garlic, onion, bell peppers, carrots, celery, and jalapeno.
Cook for around 5 minutes until the vegetables start to soften, stirring occasionally.
Stir in all the seasonings and continue to cook.
Add veggie broth, tomato sauce, and Ro-tel, then bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat and simmer. Add the beans and zucchini, stir and cover for 30 minutes.
Combine the masa with the warm water, then stir and simmer.
How to Serve Veggie Chili
is fantastic served in lots of different ways. If you like to cook ahead, why not make a big batch then try a different way of serving it each time?
Each meal will taste unique and no one will ever guess just how much time you saved!
Put it in a bowl, with corn or flour tortillas on the side.
Top it with sour cream, extra cheese, sliced avocado or some pico de gallo (Mexican salsa).
Serve it on a bed of white or brown rice.
Fill a bowl with crunchy tortilla chips and serve on the side, for dipping.
Use as a filling for a baked potato (this works especially well with sweet potato).
Make tacos, filling the shells with the chili, cheese, lettuce and tomatoes.
Try topping with a blob of coconut yogurt and chopped red chili - unique and delicious.
If you loved this recipe, be sure to try the Pioneer Woman Chili Recipe, or the creamy and savory Pioneer Woman White Chicken Chili.