Do you have a split table in your home? This recipe gets split between two crockpots to enable you to feed both vegetarians and meat-eaters. I like to call this Meet Ya Halfway Chili because it’s my Two Crockpot Hybrid Chili Recipe to Feed Vegetarians and Meat-Eaters. My family is a hybrid family composed of both vegetarians and meat-eaters so I’ve come to cook in a hybrid sort of way. I’ve cooked in this manner for many years for my own family. Keep reading to find how how easy it is to feed vegetarians and meat-eaters using one recipe.
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Whether you are feeding your own family composed of vegetarians, or you are having over dinner guests who are both vegetarians and meat-eaters, this recipe will work out perfectly for you. It’s really not hard to accomplish cooking in this way, I simply split the ingredients at a certain point in the recipe prior to adding the meat. I often will cook or combine ingredients along the way during the prep of the meal until they can no longer be mixed because meat gets added. It’s simply a practice of being mindful while cooking.
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I’m excited to share my unique style of cooking with you. Cooking for a split table of multiple diets can be a challenge and very time consuming when making different meals for your family members. To prevent myself from always being a short-order cook, I try to make hybrid recipes for my family when I can. I have many other hybrid recipes you can check out, plus I have a cookbook. I would love to share my cookbook and more recipes with you.
Here are some links to other Hybrid Recipes on my website:
I hope you try out my cookbook and these recipes. You don’t always have to be a short-order cook! I sincerely hope my recipes and tips can help your split table family enjoy more meals together:)
Two Crockpot Hybrid Chili Recipe to Feed Vegetarians and Meat Eaters
I love chili in the fall and the winter seasons. There is just something about those seasons that call me to make chili. In my house, we love to have Fritos® corn chips with our chili. We put the chips right into the chili bowl! Just because someone is a vegetarian doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy the delicious chili taste in meatless form. Growing up as a vegetarian, I often missed out on chili because it contained meat (so, yes, I’m the vegetarian:), so now, as an adult and cook for my family, I make meatless chili that I can enjoy too.
You will need two crockpots for this recipe to create both a meatless and a meat-containing chili. The other kitchen supplies you will need include a frying pan, a strainer, and cooking utensils and knives, plus of course the usual necessities of measuring cups and spoons.
The 17 Ingredients
This recipe includes the following easy to find (in the US) 17 ingredients. Most of the ingredients will be split between the two crockpots. Make it easy on yourself if you want and just split the cans in half without measuring (or measure it if you desire:) The ingredients are:
- 1 can of tomato sauce (15 oz.)
- 2 cans of petite diced tomatoes (14.5 oz. cans)
- 1 can chili beans in medium chili sauce (pinto or red beans)
- 1 can spicy chili beans (pinto)
- 1 can dark red kidney beans
- 1 can light red kidney beans
- 1 diced green pepper
- parsnips (love the flavor this veggie adds!)
- chili powder
- water (or vegetable broth if preferred)
- worcestershire sauce (without anchovies, just read ingredients label on bottle)
- dried oregano
- black pepper
- olive oil (or butter if preferred)
- ground beef (of course skip this ingredient if making it all vegetarian)
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Scroll down for directions on how to make this Two Crockpot Hybrid Chili Recipe to Feed Vegetarians and Meat-Eaters; it is easier to cook for two diets than you think!
This recipe takes me about 1 hour for prep time, then it cooks on high in the crockpots for 3 to 3 1/2 hours. I have let it sit on low for several hours after the initial cooking time as needed.
I have doubled this recipe as well when I wanted a lot of chili or if I wanted to freeze some for future meals. Being a busy mom of three boys I find I really love having leftovers in the freezer that I can pull out that are ready to eat. When I was younger, before the three boys, I was never much of a person for leftovers, but now I find leftovers are lifesavers in our busy life. Plus, I love having leftovers for myself for lunch being a WAHM (work-at-home mom) because it saves me time.
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I hope you enjoy these recipes and they make your life simpler and yummier! Eat well and enjoy life! Preparing food for a split table is possible:)
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Hybrid Two Crockpot Chili Recipe to Feed Vegetarians and Meat Eaters
- 1 can tomato sauce plain tomato sauce, 15 oz. can
- 2 cans tomatoes, petite diced undrained, 14.5 oz each, one can per crockpot
- 1 can chili beans in medium chili sauce undrained, pinto or red 16 oz. can
- 1 can pinto beans, spicy chili beans
- 1 can dark red kidney beans drained and rinsed
- 1 can light red kidney beans drained and rinsed
- 1 cup green pepper, diced
- 1 cup parsnips diced, from about 1 large
- 3 Tablespoons chili powder
- 3 cups water
- 2 Tablespoons worcestershire sauce, vegan without anchovies
- 1 teaspoon oregano leaves, dried
- 1/2 cup onion, diced
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil to saute vegetables
- 1 garlic clove finely chopped
- 1 pound ground beef browned and drained, add all to meat chili crockpot
- To EACH crockpot add the following amounts, either simply estimate 1/2 (or measure out as desired): 1/2 can tomato sauce (about 2/3 c.), 1 can undrained diced tomatoes, 1/2 can chili beans in medium chili sauce (just under 1 c.), 1/2 can spicy chili beans pinto (just under 1 c.), 1/2 can dark red kidney beans (just under 1 c.), and 1/2 can light red kidney beans (just under 1 c.). Stir.
- To EACH crockpot add: 1 1/2 c. water, 1 1/2 Tbsp. chili powder, 1 Tbsp. worcestershire sauce, 1/2 tsp. dried oregano, and 1/4 tsp. black pepper.
- Saute 1 c. diced green pepper, 1 c. diced parsnips, 1/2 c. diced onion, and 1 clove garlic finely chopped in 1 Tbsp. olive oil until tender. Split vegetables in half and add half to EACH crockpot. Simply estimate half.
- Brown 1 lb. ground beef and drain. Add all meat to the crockpot designated for the meat chili.
- Cook in crockpots on high for 3 to 3 1/2 hours for a minimum prior to serving.
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