It’s high season for chili and this vegetarian chili using Aldi ingredients is the perfect meal for cold weather. Featuring three different beans, you can feed a crowd with this veggie chili using all Aldi products for about $15. This hearty meal from Aldi is ready to eat in just an hour!
Veggie Chili from Aldi
There are as many ways to make chili as stars in the sky. That being said, we’re happy to show you how to make a healthy and less filling version using groceries from our favorite food market: Aldi.
Taking a cue from the world-famous American Coney Island in Detroit, we are going to serve this healthy chili recipe with a new sensation: Aldi Root Vegetable Fries.
Click this link to our short YouTube video that shows you how to make Aldi Root Vegetable Fries. It’s super simple!
Hold on to your hat because this is a recipe you are going to want to make. As Soon As Possible.
Aldi Ingredients for Vegetarian Chili
What you need for this Healthy Chili Recipe
- Olive oil
- Red bell popper
- Minced garlic
- Tomato paste
- Pinto beans
- Black beans
- Kidney beans
- Fire-roasted tomatoes
- Vegetable broth
- Chili powder
- Italian seasoning
- Salt and pepper
- Shredded cheese (optional)
- Sour cream (optional)
- Cilantro (optional)
How to make this Easy Chili from Aldi
Just like any recipe, get all your ingredients together and ready to use. Then, start by chopping your onion, carrots, and red pepper. You’re about to make a mirepoix, or a base, for this chili.
Once you have these chopped, it’s cooking time! Heat a heavy skillet over a medium hot burner, and add a little olive oil. You’ll notice that even my Dutch oven came from Aldi, and yes, I love it!
- Saute the chopped veggies for about five minutes.
- Add some minced garlic.
- Stir in some tomato paste to coat the vegetables.
- Add the fire-roasted tomatoes.
Browning tomato paste will give it more flavor thanks to the caramelization process, making your sauces, soups, and in this case chili, tastier even more complex.
- Rinse and add the beans.
- Pour in the vegetable broth.
- Add the seasoning.
- Bring to a boil, then simmer on the stovetop for an hour.
As we mentioned earlier, we wanted to serve this chili over the roasted Aldi root fries, so we reduced it to a thicker consistency. If you want the chili a bit more like soup, cover the pot while it simmers.
Naturally, you don’t have to serve this chili over the root fries, but I can’t imagine why on Earth you wouldn’t want to do so! A nice green salad pairs well with this; and of course a glass of something red!
Speaking of pairing. You may want to slather some Aldi flatbread in olive oil and garlic, bake it in the oven for a few minutes and then slice it up. It would be the crowning taste for this healthy meal from Aldi!
Try this easy chili recipe soon. You can get everything you need for it from Aldi, and still have enough money left over for dessert! Be sure and let us know how you like this recipe.
Vegetarian Chili over Roasted Aldi Root Vegetable Fries
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 onion diced
- 1 red bell pepper chopped
- 1 cup baby carrots chopped
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 1 jalapeño pepper seeded and chopped
- 6 oz tomato paste
- 15.5 oz pinto beans drained and rinsed
- 15.5 oz kidney beans drained and rinsed
- 15.5 oz black beans drained and rinsed
- 28 oz fire-roasted tomatoes
- 3 cups vegetable broth
- 2 tbsp chili powder
- 1 tbsp ground cumin
- 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
- 1 tsp Kosher salt
- black pepper fresh ground
- 1 cup low-fat sour cream optional
- 1/2 cup shredded cheese optional
- cilantro optional
- Use a heavy skillet or Dutch oven and place over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil. Chop and saute the onion, carrot, and red bell pepper for about five minutes, until soft. Stir in minced garlic and jalapeño.
- Add the tomato paste and stir it with the vegetables, coating them. Brown for about 1 minute. Add the tomatoes (undrained), the beans, the broth, and the seasoning, along with salt and pepper to taste.
- Bring the pot to a boil and then reduce the heat to a low simmer. Reduce, if you want a thicker chili. Cook for about an hour.
- Serve over roasted root vegetable fries if desired, then top with sour cream, cheese, and cilantro, if desired.
- Like Julia Child did, I enjoy cooking with wine and sometimes add it to my food. A half cup or so of red wine really gives this veggie chii a nice finished taste.
- Low fat sour cream will reduce the calories in this healthy recipe and you won’t even notice the difference.