Crazy-Good Vegetarian Chili…Meatless Monday!


Supper tonight was delicious…I’m talking “hubby didn’t even know there wasn’t meat delicious”!! And the best part? (Ok besides the fact that E wolfed it down like nobody’s business too.) It is so extremely good for you! Oh! And it’s made in the crockpot so no muss, no fuss!  It seriously is a win/win/win!!


Here’s how I made it:

  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 3 md carrots, grated
  • 1 cup cooked green/brown lentils
  • 1 cup romano beans
  • 1 cup diced mushrooms
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup barley
  • 1 jar canned tomatoes, drained and crushed by hand
  • 1 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cajun spice
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup your favourite BBQ sauce (I used the Jameson whiskey bbq sauce I made)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Throw everything together in a crock pot and stir.  Cook on high for 4-5 hours or low 7-8 hours.  We served ours with grated cheddar, a dollop of plain greek yogurt and cilantro.  It’s that easy!  And trust me, it’s that delicious, it actually even surprised me how yummy it was!  A perfect meal to warm up with after a chilly spring day outside!


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