I love to make veggie chili. Let's face it...no matter what you put into the pot, once you add that chili seasoning...it all tastes like chili.
Here is my recipe. My kids really do love this.
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 small zucchini chopped
1 onion chopped (I use frozen chopped onions to make it quick...about 1 cup of those.)
1/2 cup frozen chopped bell peppers
1 cup frozen spinach (not the kind in a box, but the kind in a bag.)
2 large carrots chopped
2 celery stalks chopped
half a bag of frozen corn kernels
one container of mushrooms, chopped
one can of black beans
one can of chili beans
one can petite diced tomatoes, juice and all
8 oz. carton of chicken stock
one envelope chili seasoning mix
salt and pepper to taste
In a large pot, heat olive oil on medium heat. Add zucchini, onions, celery, carrots, bell peppers. Cook until soft...about 15 minutes. Add all the other ingredients and simmer on low until everything is tender and slightly thickened and bubbly.
I serve it with diced avocado, cheese and sour cream. Sometimes with corn muffins.