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Vegetarian Chili

with Bulgur and Cilantro

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Vegetarian Chili

Vegetarian Chili - Vegetarian Chili: Hot satisfying dish for fans of meatless mains

35 min.
1 hr 10 min.
Ready in
very easy


for 6 servings
6 ounces Bulgur
1 ¼ cups Tomato juice
3 Onions
3 large Garlic cloves
3 small Carrots (each 60 grams)
5 ounces Button mushrooms
2 Bell peppers (1 red, 1 yellow)
2 ounces Sun-dried tomatoes (in oil)
2 tablespoons Olive oil
2 teaspoons Chili powder
1 tablespoon ground Cumin seeds
3 tablespoons Tomato paste
1 ¾ cups Vegetable broth
2 pounds peeled Tomatoes (canned)
15 ounces Kidney beans (canned)
15 ounces White beans (canned)
1 bunch Cilantro
4 ounces Sour cream
Cayenne pepper
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Kitchen utensils

1 Pot, 1 Small pot, 1 Bowl, 1 Plate, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Peeler, 1 Sieve, 1 Can opener

Preparation steps

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Vegetarian Chili preparation step 1

Put bulgur in a bowl. Boil tomato juice in a small saucepan. Pour over bulgur, mix, cover with a lid and let soak for 20 minutes.

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Vegetarian Chili preparation step 2

Meanwhile, peel and finely chop the onions and garlic.

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Vegetarian Chili preparation step 3

Trim carrots, rinse, peel and finely chop. Trim mushrooms and chop finely.

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Vegetarian Chili preparation step 4

Halve the bell peppers, remove seeds, rinse and finely chop. Drain sun-dried tomatoes and finely dice.

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Vegetarian Chili preparation step 5

Heat oil in a pot. Sauté onions and garlic until translucent.

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Vegetarian Chili preparation step 6

Add carrots and mushrooms and sauté for about 3 minutes while stirring.

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Vegetarian Chili preparation step 7

Stir in chili powder, cumin and tomato paste and sauté briefly. Add vegetable broth.

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Vegetarian Chili preparation step 8

Chop peeled tomatoes with a knife directly in the can and also add to the pot. Stir in sun-dried tomatoes, bulgur and diced peppers. Bring to a boil and then cook over low heat, stirring frequently, about 15 minutes.

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Vegetarian Chili preparation step 9

Put kidney beans and white beans in a sieve, rinse under running water and drain.

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Vegetarian Chili preparation step 10

Add both types of beans to the pot, gently stir in and cook the chili. Season with cayenne pepper and salt.

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Vegetarian Chili preparation step 11

Rinse cilantro, shake dry, pluck leaves and chop. Stir the sour cream directly into the chili and sprinkle with cilantro or place in bowls to serve alongside the chili. Season with salt and pepper and serve.