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Meatless Chile Verde – Daniel Fast Recipe

Today’s recipe is a meatless Chili Verde or Green Chili. I started making Chili Verde a couple of weeks before we actually started the Daniel Fast so I pretty much had the recipe down. The challenge was coming up with something to replace the meat and still have the Chili stick to your ribs.

I narrowed it down to potatoes or mushrooms. I asked Mrs. Mista which I should use but she said if it wasn’t meat she didn’t care. She also told me to feed her and leave her alone. She’s still adjusting to the fast. Don’t tell I said so. Please.

Anyway, I asked a friend who isn’t fasting what she thought and she said, “Why can’t you use both?”


So here is the recipe for my meatless Chili Verde. First I put 2 lbs. of tomatillos cut in half in a roasting dish along with 4 seeded jalapenos, 2 seeded anaheim chiles and 1 seeded pasilla chile. I put these in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour to concentrate the flavors.

Roasted tomatillos and chiles for Chile Verde - Daniel Fast Recipe

Roasted tomatillos and chiles for Chile Verde

Next I put the tomatillos and chiles in the blender along with 1/2 of a chopped onion, 1 tablespoon of minced garlic and a handful of cilantro and blended until it was smooth. Then I put it in a large pot along with a cup of chicken broth. (Use low sodium so you can adjust the salt to your taste.) Set the stove to medium low heat and let it simmer.

Simmering goodness

Simmering goodness

In the meantime, peel 2 medium sized potatoes, cut them into chunks and boil them until they are fork tender. And cut two portabella mushrooms into the same size chunks.

Portabella Mushrooms

Portabella Mushrooms

Once the potatoes are ready, put the potatoes and the mushrooms in the chili.

Add the taters and shrooms.

Add the taters and shrooms.


Finally, add salt, pepper and garlic powder and give it a stir. Let it simmer for another 30 minutes. Serve it up and eat!

Tasty Chile Verde! Bigmista style!

Tasty Chile Verde! Bigmista style!

Note: If you don’t want potatoes, take them out and serve it over some brown rice.



5 Responses to “Meatless Chile Verde – Daniel Fast Recipe”

  1. Pat says:

    I’d have to taste it before rating it. All that’s relative new to me.

  2. Mary says:

    This looks really delicious!! Spice will cure any veggie diet! Good luck on this diet, it’s for a limited time I take it. I may have to try it. May.

  3. Mary says:

    Third try to leave a comment, sob! This looks delicious! Spice makes any veg dish delish!

  4. Is chicken broth allowed in your Meatless diet???? I thought the recipe would be vegetarian… but it’s almost vegetarian still.

  5. bigmista says:

    My list doesn’t say no chicken broth. Better to ask for forgiveness than permission.

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