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Vegan Chili with Smart Ground Mock Meat Crumbles

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Vegan Chili with Smart Ground Mock Meat Crumbles
Vegetarian chili with mock meat
If you like chili, try this "beefy" vegetarian chili with lots of mock meat for a hearty and "meaty" texture. I find that the "Smart Ground" brand is easy to use and has a meat-like texture and taste - it's similar to ground beef, and you can pan-fry it just the same.

You can see from the nutritional information below that this chili is both low in fat and calories, while still providing plenty of healthy protein. Vegetarian Chili with Smart Ground Mock Meat Crumbles recipe and photo courtesy of Lightlife Foods.

Got leftovers? Here's how to use up leftover chili.


  • 1 12 ounce package Smart Ground Original
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 cup green pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, sliced
  • 1 15 ounce can kidney beans
  • 1 15 ounce can corn kernels
  • 2 16 ounce cans tomatoes, cut up
  • 1 6 ounce can tomato paste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp ground cumin
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil


Sautee the Smart Ground meat substitute, onion, green pepper and celery in a small amount of oil for 2-3 minutes, just until onions are lightly transluscent. Add the remainder of the ingredients and simmer for at least 35 minutes, and up to 90 minutes.

Serves: 10-12

Nutritional information, per serving: Fat-2g, Fiber-7g, Sodium-220mg, Carbohydrates-26g, Protein-12g (soy protein 6g), Calories-160.

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 5 out of 5
Vegetarian Chili, Guest PeterG

Excellent dish. This dish is very flavorful and easy to make. It had my meat eating family asking for seconds, which made me very happy. Will definitely make this dish again.

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