Valerie Bertinelli's Veggie Chili with All the Fixings | Valerie's Home Cooking | Food Network

Valerie uses roughly chopped mushrooms to create a hearty and meaty texture for this smoky bean and vegetable chili!
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Veggie Chili
Level: Easy
Total: 1 hr 25 min
Active: 55 min
Yield: 8 servings


1 pound baby bella mushrooms
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Kosher salt
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro stems (reserve leaves for garnish)
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 orange bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 yellow onion, diced
1 poblano pepper, seeded and chopped
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
4 cloves garlic, grated
One 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
One 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
1 large zucchini, quartered and sliced
1 1/2 cups frozen corn
One 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
One 15-ounce can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
Assorted toppings, such as sour cream, grated Cheddar, chopped white onion, avocado, pickled jalapeños


Remove all the stems from the mushrooms and add them to a food processor fitted with the blade attachment. Add half of the mushroom caps, slightly breaking them up with your hands as you add them. Pulse the mushrooms until they are finely chopped. Set aside. Halve and slice the remaining mushroom caps and set aside.

Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the oil and heat until shimmering. Add the finely chopped mushrooms from the food processor and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cook until the natural liquid from the mushrooms has released and evaporated, about 4 minutes. Add the cilantro stems, celery, bell peppers, onion, poblano pepper and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables begin to soften, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the chili powder, smoked paprika, cumin, coriander and garlic. Stir to coat until the spices are fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, zucchini and sliced mushrooms. Stir to combine. Bring the mixture up to a boil, then turn the heat down to low. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.

Remove the lid from the Dutch oven and add the corn, black beans and pinto beans. Stir to combine. Continue cooking until the corn and beans are heated through, an additional 5 minutes. Season with salt.

Ladle the chili into bowls and top with the desired toppings.

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Valerie Bertinelli’s Veggie Chili with All the Fixings | Valerie’s Home Cooking | Food Network

12 Replies to “Valerie Bertinelli's Veggie Chili with All the Fixings | Valerie's Home Cooking | Food Network”

  1. Looks good, sounds good but it's not chili, just a veggie stew. Texas chili doesn't have beans…

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  4. This is probably the best veggie chili recipe I've ever seen! Will definitely be giving it a try! 😊😋

  5. Valerie, thanks! You are so wonderful , I love watching your cooking show!

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