Super Bowl parties are always so much fun. A gathering of friends and family, huddled around the television, rooting for their favorite team or waiting for the funniest commercials. Then there is the food which is usually hearty and easy to make and pairs well with a beer or soda. The best part is, most Super Bowl party recipes aren’t Super Bowl specific. They can be enjoyed during any game at all. One recipe that always goes well with football is chili, the problem is some of the people you invite to the party may not eat meat. That’s where a vegetarian chili recipe comes in handy.
Vegetarian Chili is a great recipe since you mostly just add ingredients into a pot and let them simmer together.
Serves 8 to 10
3 Tablespoons olive oil
1 Green bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 Red bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 Large red onion, finely diced
4 Cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
¾ teaspoons Chili powder
1 ¼ teaspoons cayenne pepper
2 Medium zucchini, ends removed and cut into small dice
2 Yellow squash, ends removed and cut into small dice
1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
1 Cup water
1 15.5-ounce can red kidney beans
2 ½ Cups grated cheese
In a large sauté pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat until just smoking. Add the green and red peppers, onion, and garlic and sauté for about 5 minutes, until the peppers are softened. Add the chili powder, cumin, and cayenne pepper and sauté for 1 minute. Add the zucchini, squash, crushed tomatoes, and water. Cover and turn the heat down to medium. Cook for about 20 minutes, stirring once or twice. Uncover, stir in the kidney beans and cook until heated through. Top each serving with grated cheese.
Vegetarian chili is an awesome recipe because it’s simple to make and tastes amazing. Pair this with a nice beer or cocktail as well as a good salad and you’ve got a winning meal. If you’re throwing a Super Bowl party or just a big game day party, you can even take advantage of a make-ahead meal recipe to make the day easier.