Spicy Vegetarian Chili — Meatless Monday

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This time of year, as the days get shorter and the weather turns chillier, few things are more comforting than a hearty, piping-hot meal that's loaded with rich, bold flavors. A warming bowl that never disappoints, chili is a cinch to prepare and can be easily adapted to your family's favorite tastes and ingredients.

Food Network Magazine take everyday chili to a hot new level with its one-pot Spicy Vegetarian Chili (pictured above), made with a fragrant spice mixture of chili powder, cumin and oregano and a single, spicy chipotle pepper in adobo. Fresh, seasonal vegetables and beefy pinto beans add so much heft to this thick and hearty bowl that you won't miss the meat of a traditional turkey or chicken chili. For simple family-friendly serving, set up a chili bar with an assortment of your favorite toppings, like Cheddar cheese, fresh scallions and more, and let everyone build his or her ideal chili bowls.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz

Matt Armendariz

To round out the meal, bake a batch of Food Network's Go-To Buttermilk Biscuits. These light, fluffy beauties take just half an hour to prepare and turn out wonderfully golden brown every time. The recipe calls for just a handful of everyday ingredients to prepare this tried-and-true side, best used as a second spoon to sop up the saucy, spicy chili.

Meatless Monday, an international movement, encourages people everywhere to cut meat one day a week for personal and planetary health. Browse more meat-free recipes.

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