Kary Osmond: Simple vegetarian chili is endlessly adaptable
This recipe for Vegetarian Chili is basic, so you can have fun with it. If you like a spicy chili, then add your favorite kind of heat -- jalapeno peppers, red chili flakes, hot sauce, etc. If you want your chili to have a sweet finish, add a handful of frozen sweet corn just before it's done cooking. That's the great thing about this recipe, you can really make it your own!
I've added bulgur to this chili recipe to add texture and to help thicken it up. Bulgur is a whole grain made from cracked wheat and can usually be found with other grains at the grocery store. Look for medium ground bulger for the best consistency.
Serve this chili with a baked potato or sweet potato, steamed rice, or with my favorite side: grilled crusty bread!
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup diced onion (about 1 onion)
1/2 cup diced celery (about 1 celery stalk)
1/2 cup diced carrot (about 1 carrot)