Long-braised meat might be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of slow-cooker recipes, but this kitchen workhorse's functionality doesn't begin and end there. There are plenty of killer vegetarian dishes that can be made the hands-off way, including chili, soups, "roasted" potatoes, beans, and much more. Keep reading for 14 ideas.
Slow Cooker Indian Lentil Stew-Creole Contessa http://creolecontessa.com/2015/09/slow-cooker-indian-lentil-stew/ ingredients: 3 c red lentils 3 1/2 c crushed tomatoes 6 c veg broth 1 white onion 2 cloves garlic 3 Serrano chili 1 T creole seasoning 1 T garlic powder 1 T onion powder 1/2 T black pepper 1/2 T curry powder 1/2 T paprika 1/2 T chili powder 1/2 T garam masala powder 1/2 T turmeric 1/2 T ginger powder 2 T cilantro (garnish)
This creamy chili is the perfect vegetarian comfort food! Enchilada sauce and chipotle peppers give it a bold, savory flavor. Made entirely in the slow cooker, this smoky bean chili is as easy as it is delicious.
Vegetarian pasta fagioli is a simple, rustic Italian bean and pasta soup that’s extremely easy to make and can be on the table in just about 30 minutes. What’s fabulous about pasta e fagioli is that it’s like two recipes in one – add a bit more stock for a soup and a bit less for a pasta dish! Vegetarian / vegan.