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Chipotle Chili with Sweet Honey Cornbread

Chipotle Chili with Sweet Honey Cornbread

Sweet and oh, so smokey.

It's about time I had a chili recipe, right? Veggie burgers and chili are classic vegetarian food blog go-tos, but here I am with a couple burgers and no chili. Thankfully, I remedied the situation and can stay in the vegetarian food blog club. Woohoo. 

This vegetarian chili is packed with veggies and loaded with protein. Spicy and smokey flavors provided by the fire roasted tomatoes, smoked paprika and chipotle powder build through a long simmer while the sweet potato adds some starchiness to cool things down. It's all topped off with a thick slab of sweet honey cornbread that pairs perfectly with the smoked spice. While the chili is good without the cornbread, it really shines with it.

Veggies before and after getting cooked and spiced

This recipe takes some time to make, but you will be rewarded with flavor. If you need to cut down on time, try these tips:
Cook the lentils seperately: Bring the lentils and vegetable broth to a boil then simmer, covered, for 15 minutes. Drain and add to the the chili when there are 10 minutes remaining. Follow the chili recipe with 1 cup less vegetable broth and skip the first 20 minutes of cook time with the lentils and move right to the 30 minutes with the sweet potato. The flavor won't be as developed as if you cooked the lentils in the chili, but it will save about 20 minutes!
Prep the vegetables ahead of time: I made this recipe 4 times in the past few days trying to get it just right. How did I manage with a 3 month old? Veggie prep! When he napped, I chopped. It made it a lot easier to just throw the veggies in the pot when I was ready to start cooking.
Make the chili the day before: Make the chili one day then the next day, add it to a casserole dish, whip up the cornbread, spread it on top and bake! Added bonus: Chili is one of those foods that actually tastes better the day after it is made.

Chili before baking


Chipotle Chili with Sweet Honey Cornbread
Serves 6 - 8


Shop the Items Used to Make this Recipe:


Peanut Butter Banana Oat Cookies (Gluten Free)

Peanut Butter Banana Oat Cookies (Gluten Free)

Strawberries and Creme Bars

Strawberries and Creme Bars