I’ve been playing with this recipe for a long time, it has become my tried and true chili recipe. It started off full of meat and full of other unnecessary ingredients so I’ve played with it for a long time. I really wanted to make this vegan.
Some say beans don’t have a place in chili and some think they do. I like both “meat” and beans. A full bean chili is a bit too much for me and a full meat analog chili is too rich. As for meat substitutes there are many on the market. I LOVE Match Meats but it is pretty hard to get in California. Hey Match, get on that! I’ve used LightLife and Boca crumbles just fine. What’s really great is there is no “browning” the meat. Heck, you just dump it in the slow cooker.
The secret to this recipe? The refried beans. It makes a brilliant texture, especially since things don’t really reduce well in the slow cooker. The husband requests this chili and he’s a full on meat eater. It makes a great bowl of plain chili but also awesome chili dogs and chili baked potatoes. I also like the make the full amount of seasoning mix. It works well sprinkled on so many things. Really spices up some veggies or a baked potato. Handy to have in the pantry.
Vegan Slow Cooker Chili
- 4 Tbsp chili powder
- 2 1/2 tsp ground coriander
- 2 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 package 12oz frozen meatless crumbles
- 1 Tbsp onion minced
- 1 can diced tomatoes 15oz
- 1 can tomato sauce 15oz
- 1 can chili beans
- 1 can vegetarian refried beans
- Mix together seasoning mix. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.
- In the slow cooker, add all of the chili ingredients and 3 tablespoons of seasoning mix.
- Stir together and break up the refried beans and meatless crumbles.
- Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
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Beef and Bison Chili
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- Easy Beef Bean Chili from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
- Easy Chili con Carne from Manu’s Menu
- Gesundheit Chili from Magnolia Days
- Hellfire Chili from Yours And Mine Are Ours
- Hoisin Beef Chili from Small Wallet, Big Appetite
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Chicken, Duck, and Turkey Chili
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- Chicken and Bell Pepper Chili from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
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- Kickin’ Chicken Chili from Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Low Calorie Turkey Chili from Basic N Delicious
- Olé Mole Turkey Chili from Kudos Kitchen By Renee
- Quick & Easy Chipotle Turkey Chili from Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Shockingly Delicious Chili Mole with Red Beans and Raisins from Shockingly Delicious
- Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chili from Family Foodie
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- White Chicken Chili from The Foodie Army Wife
Mixed (meat combo) Chili
- Best Damn Chili Ever from Noshing With The Nolands
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- Daddy’s Favorite Chili from Momma’s Meals
- Harlem Meatloaf Chili from Neighborfood
- Leslie’s Best Chili from La Cocina de Leslie
Fish and Seafood Chili
- Scrumptious Seafood Chili from A Kitchen Hoor
- Easy Vegetarian Chili with Raisins and Cashews from Delaware Girl Eats
- New Orleans Style Vegetarian Chili from Take A Bite Out of Boca
- Vegan Slow Cooker Chili from Killer Bunnies, Inc
- Chicken Chili Cheese Fries from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Chili Cornbread Cupcakes from In The Kitchen With KP
- Chili Topped Tater Tots from Ruffles & Truffles
- Spicy Chili Mac from girlichef
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