A Hearty Meatless Crock Pot Chili For These Cold Nights
I'm trying to cut back on my meat consumption, and this recipe is a great substitute for meaty chili. The beans are a great source of protein, and the smell of butternut squash, sage and apples simmering all day in the crock pot makes me very, very happy. This chili is hearty and warming, and perfect for a healthy and low stress dinner. I usually serve it with a grilled cheese sandwich to make a more filling meal.
4 cups of cubed butternut squash
3 stalks of celery, minced
2 rep peppers, minced
2 apples, peeled and chopped
2 large shallots, minced
1 15 oz can of chickpeas
1 15 oz can of kidney beans
2 cups of apple cider
1 cup water
2 tbsp bouillon (I prefer chicken, but veggie if you want to keep it meatless)
1 splash of apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp each of salt and pepper
2 tsp of dried thyme
3 tbsp of fresh sage, minced
Throw all the ingredients in a crockpot in the morning on low, it should be ready by dinnertime, or 8 hours later. You can puree it smooth, or leave as is for a chunkier stew.
Do you have any hearty meatless recipes?