Men like their meat. It’s a fact. But there are times when you might feel the need to go easy on the meats for whatever reason.

If you’re looking for something with all the taste of meat but a bit more on the vegetarian side of things, we present to you… Vegetarian Chili!

It’s delicious. It’s good for you. It’s spicy. It’s pretty much everything a man desires (and if you’re saying, “except meat” – feel free to simply add some to this recipe for all the more enjoyment).

You won’t find this Vegetarian Chili anywhere else online. It’s Mom’s Secret Recipe and it’s a How To Man Guide exclusive recipe.

Superbowl Soup BowlOne of our favorite things about this chili is that it takes a mere 20 minutes to cook. Getting the items ready for cooking will take longer. Not bad!

It’s a perfect football dish. You can prep in the morning, start cooking at pre-game, and it’s ready to serve and devour at kickoff.

(Please Note: We still recommend a side plate chicken wings at all Superbowl parties.)

Man Guide Vegetarian Chili


2 medium-sized green peppers, chopped
1 medium-sized yellow onion, chopped
1 zucchini, sliced
1 yellow squash, sliced
2 tablespoons salad oil
2 tablespoons chili powder
¾ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground red peppers
2 cups corn kernels (fresh or frozen)
2 16 oz. cans tomatoes (juice and all)
2 16 oz. cans pinto beans (juice and all)
2 16 oz. cans black beans (juice and all)
1 4 oz. can mild green chilies
1 4 oz. can of tomato paste
1 Tbsp of sugar


1. Chop and sauté in oil the peppers and onions.
2. Add the sliced squashes, chili powder, salt, ground red peppers, and corn.
3. When all the vegetables are soft but still firm, add the tomatoes, all the beans, the green chilies, and the tomato paste. Stir until just blended.
4. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat. Let simmer for 20 minutes stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.

Yield: six generous servings

I have been making this recipe for more than 15 years. It was a family favorite when my now adult children were young. Make a big pot and serve it for a couple meals! So, so easy! ~ Mom

If you’re looking for a diet-friendly dish that tastes superb, you’ve found the King of Chilis.

Try it out and let us know what you think!

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