Easy Healthy Recipe Thursday: Vegetarian Chilli (4 Servings)

This is the first time I make chilli because it is affordable, easy-to-make and filling.

This recipe is perfect for dinner time.

Remember, for every dinner dish that are introduced in “Easy Healthy Recipe Wednesday and Thursday”, we aim for $5 CAN per serving maximum. Here is the recipe and cost of ingredients:

3 tomatoes, diced ($3.31 CAN)

1 sweet onions, diced ($0.59 CAN)

1 celery stalk, diced ($0.34 CAN)

3 tablespoons oregano ($0.50 CAN)

6 bay leaves ($1.20 CAN)

1 pack soft tofu ($2.49 CAN)

1 can of black beans ($0.78 CAN)

1 can of white kidney beans ($0.78 CAN)

1 cup frozen kernel corn, defrosted ($0.50 CAN)

1 jalapeno peppers, diced ($0.08 CAN)

3 cloves of garlic, minced ($0.17 CAN)

1 tablespoon vegetable oil ($0.01 CAN)


1) Heat up pan with oil over medium heat.  Saute onions, oregano and bay leaves until onion softens and aroma appears.


2) Put tomatoes, jalapeno pepper, celery, garlic in the pan and simmer until tomato softens and celery is cooked.


3) Put tofu, black beans and white kidney beans and simmer for about 20 minutes or until beans are softened.


4) Add corn into pan and simmer for 5 minutes or until mixture boils.  Serve when ready.


This dish was only alright probably because I did not have add enough spices in it such as cumin and chili.

I should also use more tomatoes and less beans and tofu.

Lastly, I have to try to make the tofu less meaty because I do not want to use vegetarian burger patties.

Ultimately, this dish costs $10.75 CAN in total, which is about $2.69 per serving.  ISN’T IT MUCH BETTER TO BUY CHILI FROM WENDY’S?

Do you want to share your favourite chili recipe? Post your comments below! Till next time!

P.S. The prices were as of Thursday, June 12, 2014 at No Frills. 





4 thoughts on “Easy Healthy Recipe Thursday: Vegetarian Chilli (4 Servings)

  1. Chili is so wonderful to make because there are no real recipes, it’s so easy to customize based on individual palates. I like using canned diced tomatoes with green chiles when I make chili because it adds a lot more flavor and a bit more liquid to make the “sauce”. Canned is generally less expensive than fresh tomatoes, which is a plus. When I spend the money on nice fresh summer tomatoes I like to be able to enjoy them with a little cooking as possible. If you like spice, canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce are a great addition, just be sure to chop them finely before adding to a recipe.

  2. First time visiting your blog, love how you’ve put the prices there too. Maybe you can also try using tomato paste and water to get a more liquid chili next time?

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