Can you believe the Super Bowl is this Sunday?  I don’t really care, but my husband is excited about it!  Well,one of the things that is almost synonymous with the Super Bowl is chili.  I don’t think I’ve ever been to a party for the game that didn’t include a huge bowl. 

This recipe is lighter than most, and has plenty of ways to customize it to make it your own! Roasting the garlic the day before will make this extremely easy.  Don’t have time to roast the garlic?  Then just throw it in there when you’re sautéing the onions.  Not quite as good, but not bad either!


Mexican Chili

    • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
    • 1 (16 ounce) can garbanzos, or 1.5 C cooked
    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 3 hot peppers, diced
    • 1-2 heads of garlic, roasted
    • 1 tsp oregano
    • 1 tsp cumin
    • 1 C veggie crumbles, TVP, or cooked ground meat of your choice
    • Lime Juice

Optional Ingredients:


  • Pickled Onions
  • Guacomole or Diced Avocado
  • Cilantro or Arugula
  • Grated cheese


  1. Put a small amount of olive oil in the bottom of a heavy soup pot.  Sauté onion until softened.
  2. Add peppers and sauté for about a minute.
  3. Add the tomatoes.  Fill the can with water and add this as well.
  4. Add the garlic, oregano, garlic, and cumin and bring to simmer.  Be sure to smash those garlic cloves so they mix in well!
  5. Add the veggie crumbles and cook about 10-15 more minutes.
  6. Dish the chili into bowls and squeeze a few drops of lime juice into each bowl.
  7. Top with the optional ingredients of your choice.  I thought the pickled onions were incredible in this!
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Want some other chili recipes? Try these!

Pumpkin Chili

Buffalo Cannellini Bean Soup

Tofu Chili



4 thoughts on “Mexican Chili

  1. We too are looking forward to the game! Lived in Boston 13 yrs, part of which was actually in Foxborough, so goes without saying HUGE PATS FANS HERE!

    The kicker is, the game shows LIVE in Norway too. (7 hour time difference)

    BUT I will also make a pot of chili, have the beer on snow, and coffee made because this year we plan
    to SIT UP!!!!

    GO PATS!!!!!!

    Thanks for the recipe!!!!

    1. I’ll cheer for the Patriots for you! Usually the only team I cheer for is the Saints, since they’re so close and my husband works in NOLA.
      Wow, that will be a long night for you guys, it won’t start until the wee hours of the morning! Enjoy your chili, beer, and coffee – lots of coffee!

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