Roasted Vegetable Chili
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 15 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
So...this recipe takes a little longer on the freezer prep side than all of our other recipes. But it’s so delicious and getting a little of that flavor from the veggies roasting and caramelizing into the chili is so worth the extra few minutes! Enjoy!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - lb(s) ground beef
  • 1 - Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • 1 - green bell pepper(s)
  • 1 - small white onion(s)
  • 1 - eggplant(s)
  • 1 - zucchini
  • 1 - 28 oz. can(s) crushed tomatoes
  • 2 - Tbsp chili powder
  • 2 - cup(s) beef broth
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Garnish: - shredded cheddar cheese**
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Preheat oven to 425 F. Spray baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Open the crushed tomatoes.
  3. Seed and dice the green bell pepper. Dice the onion.
  4. Slice the eggplant and zucchini both into 1/2-inch circles.
  5. Place the diced veggies onto prepared baking sheet and roast in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
  6. In a large saucepan, brown the ground beef with the minced onion and garlic powder. Drain and return to saucepan. Stir in the crushed tomatoes, chili powder and saute for 5 minutes. Stir in the beef broth and let simmer for 10 minutes to allow the flavors to mingle. Once the veggies are roasted, add to the chili and cook another 10 minutes, or until veggies are softened. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Prepare the salad.
  8. Serve Roasted Vegetable Chili with salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Slice 2 eggplants and 2 zucchini, both into 1/2-inch circles.
  2. Seed and dice 2 green bell peppers. Dice 2 onions.
  3. Brown 2 lbs. ground beef with 2 Tbsp minced onion and 2 tsp garlic powder. Let cool.
  4. Open 2 cans of crushed tomatoes.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the browned ground beef
  • Half of the roasted vegetables
  • Half of the crushed tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • Salt and pepper

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring all of the contents of the baggie into large saucepan or Dutch oven. Bring to bubbling and cook for 20 minutes.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when omit the shredded cheese garnish.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Roasted Vegetable Chili

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and add contents of baggie to large saucepan or Dutch oven. Bring to bubbling and cook for 20 minutes. Garnish with shredded cheddar cheese.
Serve with salad.