Meatless Vegetarian Chili Melts

Preparation 15 min
Total 50 min
4 Servings

Brimming with beans and veggies, this Meatless Vegetarian Chili Melt is a satisfying meal everyone can enjoy. Hearty chili is heaped onto toasted Dempster’s® 100% Whole Grains 100% Whole Wheat Bread and topped with melted cheese in this delicious vegetarian recipe. It's a great way to hide veggies in a comfort-food classic that will please both kids and adults alike. Serves four.

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  • 4 slices Dempster’s® 100% Whole Grains 100% Whole Wheat Bread, toasted
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup (250 mL) shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup (250 mL) shredded carrot
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) tomato paste
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) Tex-Mex seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) each salt and pepper
  • 1 can (796 mL) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (540 mL) kidney beans or black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) barbecue sauce
  • 1 cup (250 mL) shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped green onion


  1. Heat oil in large, deep skillet set over medium heat; sauté onion, garlic, zucchini and carrot for 8 to 10 minutes or until softened. Stir in tomato paste, Tex-Mex seasoning, salt and pepper; cook for 2 minutes.
  2. Add diced tomatoes, beans and barbecue sauce; simmer, uncovered, for about 20 minutes or until thickened and flavourful.
  3. Spoon over slices of toast; sprinkle with cheese. Broil on high for about 2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Garnish with green onion.

For an easy version of this recipe with meat, crumble leftover Veggie-Packed Meatloaf Cups into the chili and heat until warmed through.
Freeze leftovers for a quick weeknight dinner.