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Good substitutes for corn in chili?

okbuddhaokbuddha Member Posts: 14 Member Member Posts: 14 Member
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Corn doesn’t really add much for me, but I would like to switch it out with something that adds to the recipe.

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  • cwolfman13cwolfman13 Member Posts: 38,208 Member Member Posts: 38,208 Member
    IDK...I've never heard of having corn in chili. Mine is usually a 3 bean variety with ground beef.
  • DancingMoosieDancingMoosie Member Posts: 6,185 Member Member Posts: 6,185 Member
    Adds what? Corn adds a nice crisp sweetness and is fairly low calorie. You could add riced cauliflower, but it would not add much flavor.
  • BZAH10BZAH10 Member Posts: 5,551 Member Member Posts: 5,551 Member
    "Add" as far as flavor? Nutrition? What do you currently put in your chili? That would help as far as receiving suggestions that would work with your recipe.
  • janejellyrolljanejellyroll Member Posts: 24,313 Member Member Posts: 24,313 Member
    People who like corn in chili like it because they enjoy what it adds, so if you won't enjoy it . . . just don't add it? You can switch it for anything that you think WILL add to it.
  • xtineartxtineart Member Posts: 209 Member Member Posts: 209 Member
    People put corn in chilli? I wasn't aware that was a thing in the first place. Just switch it up fir something you prefer maybe some chopped Bell pepper or another type of bean?
  • Katmary71Katmary71 Member Posts: 3,954 Member Member Posts: 3,954 Member
    If it's a texture thing what about garbanzo beans? They're firmer than black beans (at least canned). I make sweet potato turkey chili, it's good with the seasonings. Another thing in a chili I've tried is quinoa but I prefer extra beans when I make that recipe.
  • Katmary71Katmary71 Member Posts: 3,954 Member Member Posts: 3,954 Member
    If it's a texture thing what about garbanzo beans? They're firmer than black beans (at least canned). I make sweet potato turkey chili, it's good with the seasonings. Another thing in a chili I've tried is quinoa but I prefer extra beans when I make that recipe.
  • missysippy930missysippy930 Member Posts: 2,280 Member Member Posts: 2,280 Member
    I’ve never heard of corn in chili. I use it in chicken tortilla soup though. I just use ground turkey, kidney beans, black beans, diced tomatoes, spicy V8, diced bell pepper, onions and celery, and spices.
  • FutureFit2020FutureFit2020 Member Posts: 120 Member Member Posts: 120 Member
    I use corn in chilli because I think it tastes nice, and I make vegetarian chilli so it breaks up the beans. But if you don't like it, just leave it out. It's totally unnecessary.
  • BarbaraHelen2013BarbaraHelen2013 Member Posts: 1,283 Member Member Posts: 1,283 Member
    I’ve never done sweetcorn in chilli, but I go through phases where I’ll add roughly chopped button mushrooms in the last 15 mins or so. I don’t eat standard chilli myself but do make it with meat still for my husband. Peppers, beans (always kidney beans, but also black or pinto sometimes) and I find the mushrooms added towards the end of a very slow, very low cook (4 hours +) add a bit of veggie ‘bite’ which may appeal to you.
  • lorrpblorrpb Member Posts: 11,347 Member Member Posts: 11,347 Member
    I’ve never used corn in chili but I do add chunked up yellow squash and recently added a sweet potato. I’ll do that again!
  • SuzySunshine99SuzySunshine99 Member Posts: 1,886 Member Member Posts: 1,886 Member
    Chili is the ultimate "clean out the fridge and the pantry" meal.
    I use corn about half the time if I have some around...it's pretty good, actually!
    If you're looking to sub a different veggie, diced carrots are good.
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