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~ Meatless Chili Bake ~


1 jalapeño – chopped with seeds
6 cloves garlic – chopped
1 bunch scallions – chopped
2 carrots – diced
2 stalks celery – chopped
Healthy handful of Italian parsley – chopped
Healthy handful of cilantro – chopped
1 large onion – chopped
28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
28 oz. can of beans – drained (your choice)
1 cup of chicken broth
1 tablespoon of cornmeal plus ½ cup of water
8 oz. cheddar cheese - shredded
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. brown sugar
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
Olive oil

Heat a large frying pan with a drizzle of olive oil and add the first eight ingredients.  Gently sauté until the garlic is fragrant and the onion is becoming transparent.

Add the crushed tomatoes, chicken broth and seasonings and continue to gently simmer on low.

In a small cup combine the cornmeal and water and mix.  Add this to the chili and stir.

Preheat Oven 350 degrees:

Combine the brown sugar and balsamic vinegar in a small bowl and mix.

Drizzle a little olive oil in a baking dish and add the chili. Add half of the shredded cheese to the dish and gently blend.  Drizzle; the brown sugar and vinegar mixture over the top of the chili.  Top with the other half of the shredded cheese.

Bake 25 -30 minutes.

This is a delicious chili; I don’t think you will miss the meat.

Enjoy with Love,


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  1. Catherine, I generally love your recipes...and for vegans this must be a great chili substitute. But to me, chili without meat just isn't chili! Have a great day and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  2. Thank you for sharing! I'm eating breakfast...but I'm already hungry for dinner! Nothing like a good bowl of chili! I hope you have a great Tuesday!

  3. It's cold here today and this chili would hit the spot. I love meatless dishes. Much better for you too.

    Have a terrific day Catherine. :)

  4. Grazie! Mi piace questo chili senza carne, molto più sano....per me.
    Alla prossima

  5. I love vegetarian curries and chillies, this sounds very yummy. Take care Diane

  6. I am trying to collect and try more vegetarian dishes. Adding this one to the list to try. Thanks Catherine!

  7. Questa proposta vegetariana è davvero molto appetitosa, soprattutto con l'aggiunta di una bella nota piccante :) Un abbraccio, buona serata

  8. a health dish,tasty and delicious..Have a nice day, blessings my dear...

  9. This look really delicious Catherine!

  10. This recipe sounds wonderful and I love chili so I will be trying it out. Thank you for coming by my blog and becoming a follower. I will be happy to follow back! Looking forward to seeing more yummy recipes. Have a wonderful week!

  11. This recipe sounds wonderful and I love chili so I will be trying it out. Thank you for coming by my blog and becoming a follower. I will be happy to follow back! Looking forward to seeing more yummy recipes. Have a wonderful week!

  12. Chili is one of my favorite things! This looks hearty and delicious - perfect for the cold weather we're having! xoxo

  13. What a great vegetarian version of chili. My best to you. Hope you are having a great week Catherine.

  14. Your vegetarian chili looks really hearty, I like it!!! It ould be a perfect meal for me!

  15. Your vegetarian chili looks really hearty, I like it!!! It ould be a perfect meal for me!

  16. Mmm it is DEFINITELY chili season here! Love this.

  17. I'm certain I wouldn't miss the meat...what a hearty, delicious dish, Catherine! Perfect to ward off the chill in the air :)

  18. My father in law doesnt eat beef, but he would definitely like chili, so this is a great recipe!

  19. Gorgeous! Mmm , love that decadent flavour

  20. He descubierto tu blog y me ha encantado su contenido, desde hoy soy seguidora. Si lo deseas te invito a visitar mi blog By Nela, y si es de tu agrado me gustaria tenerte como seguidora y asi seguir en contacto.

    Un saludo muy cariñoso.


  21. Morning Catherine,
    Thanks for visiting my blog, it was nice to meet you here in blogland.
    You have some mighty tasty look food here..........that vegetarian chili really looks good, and it is always nice to have some really good meatless dishes to serve. I have had the same chili recipe for 42 years now, it does have meat, and we still love it, but just might have to give yours a try.
    That is so nice you have made that
    printer friendly so it is easy to copy it. Didn't know you could do that..............See you learn something new everyday!! lol
    Hope you have a delightful day,
    It is cool here this morning which is a delight for this Florida girl and feels so wonderful, but it is going up to 86 later in the day! but I will take what I can

    Blessings, Nellie

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  23. Me encantan estas judías y voy a tomar nota de tu receta con tu permiso, besos

  24. Hi Catherine, delicious vegetarian dish. I love chilli too, is a must or else no kick. LOL

    Have a nice week ahead, regards. God bless you.

  25. Yum! I love trying meatless things a few times a week. My husband loves meat so we compromise. Thanks for sharing. :)

  26. Wow! This looks amazing. You would never know it is meatless by looking at it. I can only imagine how wonderful it tastes.

  27. Hi Catherine,
    I prefer meatless chili to meat based ones. Yours looks perfect and so comforting. Thanks for sharing:)

  28. Wow! That's a bowl of comfort! I could totally retire for the evening with a bowl of your delicious chili! :)

  29. What a lovely idea Catherine, I must say I've never tried it but I did hear a great deal about it. It's definitely worth a try in my kitchenette :).

  30. Che piatto appetitoso complimenti!! Buonissimo

  31. This looks just divine. I love chili whether it's meaty or meatless, + this meatless looks just wonderful. It's the perfect weather for it here right now!

  32. i have had meatless chilli before and i was surprised that i liked it. your chilli looks fabulous! just goes out to show that not all food has to be packed with meat :)

  33. Hi Catherine, I loved this meatless recipe and it looks so delicious too! I'm definitely gonna try this! Thx for your comment in my blog too :)

  34. What a creative version of chili! So many ingredients I have never tried in a chili! Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday!

  35. This would be awesome made with Veggie broth Catherine! I never thought of placing my Veggie chili in the oven and baking it. What a great idea. Now that the weather is cooler I'm craving Veggie Chili. I'll be making this (I love mine spicy!) My motto is "We love our food highly seasoned!"


    Leslie Loves Veggies

  36. A perfect ish for a eainy day like today...Tell me do you ever rest...LOL


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