Monday, June 16, 2008

Grilled Vegetable Chili

A hot, steaming bowl of comforting chili isn't something that usually comes to mind as a summery sort of meal. Grill up a few fresh vegetables though and you will turn this vegetarian chili recipe into one that is warm-weather friendly: Grilled Vegetable Chili.

Grilled veggies are chopped up and added to garlic, jalapeno, black beans, chili powder and tomato paste. The mix is simmered in beer and vegetable broth, until thickened.
We topped ours with melted cheddar, a dollop of sour cream and freshly chopped cilantro. With an added squeeze of lime, this was a wonderful summer chili. We enjoyed ours with tortilla chip dunkers.
This recipe was found in a recent issue of Rachael Ray's Everyday magazine. The gal talks up a storm, but she does have some good ideas for recipes!

This recipe can be found HERE.

30 comments:

Lina said...

yay for rachel ray recipes! This looks like a great summer veggie dish!

Prudy said...

Grilled veggies would surely make anything more delicious. Why not chili? Why didn't I think of this? I always grill veggies with grand plans for the leftovers, then promptly eat them all in the first round.

Ann said...

I want a yard and a grill NOW! Looks fabulous!

Sharon said...

What an amazing idea for chili. I've never thought to grill the vegetables, but now I can see that it's probably delicious!

I agree about Rachael. A little irritating, but great recipes.

Elle said...

I need to grill some veggies! But then they're like candy and I want to eat them all as is. I need to show a little restraint and use them in other dishes, hehe. I love this one!

Half Baked said...

I love how colorful the grilled veggies look! It makes me want to dive right into that chili!!

Manggy said...

Nice colorful dish! :) Hmm... Rachael Ray talking a lot? Understatement of the century :P

Lisa said...

Looks delicious! I like the Everyday magazine. Rachael does have great ideas. I don't mind watching her show either but not everyday!

Erinn said...

okay, I'll admit it, I'm not a RR fan, at all, but heck when an idea is good, it's good! I love grilling veggies and it's great to see them used in a different way.
This looks delish!

Parker said...

What a great idea for a chili, must be flavorful. I've done that for spaghetti sauce and it was great. nice pics

Pamela said...

Great pictures. The veggies looks so tempting, as does the chili.

Josie said...

Looks great... although I don't think I would be able to eat anything like chili with this crazy weather. Thankfully we are at the tail end of it- bring back highs in the 70s!! :) I would probably like it at room temperature... ;)

ali said...

sounds wonderful. I love a beer-based chili. And i love the idea of serving the chili with those scoop chips — those are the best. I've never thought to use them beyond salsa.

Emiline said...

Did you say beer? I must have this!

I like those chips too. Also, the mutigrain Tostitos are good.

Grace said...

that's the most colorful chili i've ever seen, but my favorite part is the black bits. i love that charred flavor. yes, this is a fantastic chili recipe. i guess i have to admit, however unwillingly, that ol' rachael does come through sometimes... :)

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

That is the prettiest chili ever! I'll bet it was delicious too!

LyB said...

I love grilled vegetables, why have I never thought of this? This is so colorful, it looks delicious!

VeggieGirl said...

Even if it IS summertime (which is when I prefer to eat more raw, cooling foods than usual), I'd totally go for a bowl of that chili and grilled vegetables right now - yum!

Jessy and her dog Winnie said...

Yum! Veggie chili sounds really delicious! Anything has got to be better than my moms attempt at chili!

Dhanggit said...

there is no other best way to serve and to eat vegetables than grilled!! this would be perfect for a summer barbeque party!!!

Sophie said...

ooh, yes. i do like the summery spin on this. anything with smoky flavor is delicious :D.

glad to hear you are one of the lucky ones! :D i would eat this with a pound of cheese if i could! hehe, oh how i miss the dairy days!

Steph said...

Those veggies look delish! Grilled veggies are the best! Great recipe!

Annie said...

The chili looks great! I love that you made it summer friendly...

You can't go wrong with grilled veggies, they go with everything!

Mark Boxshus "Cookie Doctor" said...

WOW! This does sound like a great idea. After all, roasted veggies do have a rich, wholesome goodness that is hard to beat. I will definitely have to incorporate this "methodology" into my chili, stew and other veggie prominent dishes.

Kevin said...

I really like the sound of this grilled vegetable chili!

Bridgett said...

That looks so fresh! I love the idea of vegetable chili...so summery.

the southern hostess said...

This looks terrific!

Proud Italian Cook said...

That really is a new approach to chili! I love the way yours looks, and it sounds like it would taste fantastic!!

Deborah said...

I have this recipe marked in my magazine - now I really want to make it!

Pam said...

What a great idea! Looks delicious.