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Roasted Root Vegetable Chili

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Today is Day #2 of 30 Days of Vegan Cooking featuring recipes from the Revised Edition of Vegan Planet.  The featured recipe is Roasted Root Vegetable Chili.

Roasted Root Vegetable Chili

from Vegan Planet by Robin Robertson

Serves 6

The rich, mellow flavor of roasted root vegetables makes this a perfect choice for a late autumn meal, accompanied by warm cornbread, fresh from the oven. You may peel or not peel the carrots, parsnips, and potato, but as with all vegetables, be sure to wash them thoroughly if left unpeeled.


1 large sweet onion, chopped

2 large carrots, diced

2 medium-size parsnips, peeled and diced

1 large Yukon Gold potato, diced

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 tablespoon olive oil or ¼ cup water

1 red or green bell pepper, chopped

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 jalapeño chile, seeded and minced

2 tablespoons tomato paste

2 tablespoons chili powder

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 (14.5-ounce) can diced fire-roasted tomatoes, undrained

3 cups cooked pinto beans or 2 (15-ounce) cans pinto beans, rinsed and drained

1 cup water or vegetable broth


1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Generously oil a large shallow baking pan. Distribute the onion, carrots, parsnips, and potato in the pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, tossing to coat. Roast the vegetables, turning once, until softened and lightly browned, 30 to 45 minutes.

2. Heat the olive oil or water in a large pot over medium heat. Add the bell pepper, garlic, and jalapeño and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in the tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Add the tomatoes and their juice, pinto beans, and 1/2 cup of the water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes.

3. When the roasted vegetables are tender, add them to the pot and simmer for 15 minutes to blend the flavors. Add additional water, if needed. Taste and adjust the seasonings, if needed. Serve hot.




{ 3 comments… add one }

  • Wendy November 5, 2013, 9:44 am

    Made this the other night and it was delicious! I did sub golden beets for the parsnips because that is what I had on hand, so next time I will try it as intended. Trying the rustic kalamata bread today thanks for all the great recipes!!!

    • Robin November 6, 2013, 7:11 am

      Golden beets sound like they would be great in this. I’m glad you’re enjoying the recipes, Wendy!

  • Erin November 28, 2014, 10:55 am

    I have either black Spanish radishes or rutabaga to substitute for the parsnips. Will one be better than the other?

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