Chunky Vegetarian Chili

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Lunches & Dinners, Main Courses
Vegetarian Chili Recipe

If you’re looking for a vegetarian dish you can make right at home that’s brimming with nutrition and bursting with flavor, this Chunky Vegetarian Chili recipe is your final stop.

This recipe gives you the kick of freshly chopped jalapeno peppers, diced zucchini and black beans with a plethora of zesty Mexican spices in a smooth, steamy hot vegetable stock covered in shredded cheese and crushed tortilla chips. So not only do you get mouthwatering flavor in every spoonful, you get a serving of vegetables, too!

When you enjoy this Vegetarian Chili recipe on your Nutrisystem weight loss program, be sure to count it as one SmartCarb, one PowerFuel and one Vegetable

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Servings: 6

Calories per Serving: 245

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb, 1 PowerFuel, 1 Vegetable


  • 3 jalapeno peppers
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 medium zucchini, diced
  • 1-14.5 oz can diced tomato, no salt added
  • 1-6 oz can tomato paste, no salt added
  • 1 ½ cups corn
  • 1 ½ cup black beans
  • ½ Tbsp. cumin
  • ½ Tbsp. coriander
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 cups vegetable stock, low sodium
  • Chopped cilantro, to taste
  • 1 ½ cups low fat shredded cheese
  • 1 oz. baked or low fat tortilla chips, crushed


  1. Using an open flame on a gas burner or under the broiler, cook the jalapenos, turning, until charred all over. Let cool. Cut and remove the seeds and dice the jalapenos. Set aside.
  2. In a large pot over medium-high heat, add olive oil, onion, garlic, zucchini, corn, chili powder, cumin and coriander. Stir and let cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add black beans, chopped jalapenos, tomato paste and diced tomatoes. Stir and let cook for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add stock. Let boil then cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. Top with cilantro, ¼ cup cheese per bowl and crushed tortilla chips.
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