Glory Foods Chili

Friday afternoon, Alex and I headed back to Ohio to spend the weekend visiting my friends and family back home. It was a busy weekend filled with lots of laughter and family time. I feel so blessed to come home to such wonderful people. We also got great weather, which meant we hit the driving range on Saturday, and caught a baseball game on Sunday!


Anyways, it’s been such a busy weekend, I haven’t done much cooking! We’ve been to all of my favorite restaurants back in Columbus (including Jeni’s ice cream) because I wanted to show Alex my favorite local spots. Luckily, I have a recipe I whipped up a couple of weeks ago that I’ve been meaning to share.

About a month ago, the lovely folks at Glory Foods asked me if I’d be willing to give a demonstration of some of my recipes at the Southern Women’s Show, to show people how easy it is to eat healthy. It was an awesome opportunity, which I had to pass up simply because I don’t have a commercial kitchen. It was a disappointment. but they kindly sent me a basket of some of their canned goods for me to try. Most of them were from the “sensibly seasoned” line, meaning they have less sodium than the other seasoned versions.

Disclaimer: I received these products at no cost, but as always, all opinions are my own.

I sorted through the cans, and had to donate a few, which have meat in them. If you’re trying to eat vegetarian or vegan, it’s always good to double check labels and ingredients! Some canned goods contain meat!


The seasoned black beans were calling my name, and I was intrigued by the canned tomatoes and okra. I’d only tried okra once, and it was an epic failΒ , but I was willing to try again. I decided to see if I could make a super simple chili using a lot of these canned goods. It turned out even easier than I could have imagined! If you’re ever worried about finding the right spices for a chili, look no further!

Β super easy vegetarian chili

Glory Foods Chili

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 medium sweet onion
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can Β tomatoes and okra
  • 1 can tomatoes, okra, and corn
  • 1 can pinto beans

Since the beans came seasoned, I can barely count this as a recipe. I diced my onion and cooked it on medium heat with a little olive oil. Then I just added in all of the beans and tomatoes, and let it simmer for about 20 minutes. The seasoned beans took all the guess-work out of the chili which was awesome! I would definitely recommend this, if you’ve never tried making a vegetarian chili before.

I’ve found the vegetarian chili is a pretty easy recipe in general, but this certainly takes “easy” to a new level! This would be delicious with a side of corn bread, my favorite grilled cheese, or any of these salad recipes!

Have you tried seasoned canned veggies? (If you have favorites, let me know!)



  1. Love you simple recipes, Liz! I really hope you get to do a demonstration one day. We need people out there showcasing how easy healthy can be!

  2. Sounds yummy! We don’t’ eat many canned veggies now that we don’t eat beans. I do still buy them occasionally for my son though. Love your necklace in the above picture! Great pic too!

  3. Woah… a soup recipe made from (basically) 4 cans of beans???? Too good to be true. Thank goodness it’s been gloomy because I might just need to make this “recipe” this week. πŸ™‚

  4. Ive never even seen seasoned canned veggies!! That would make meal prep 1000x easier lol

  5. I really like their okra, corn, and tomatoes. Such a yummy low-cal snack, especially in summer! Sadly, I can’t cook with it much since the hubby refuses to eat okra. (Such a yankee… haha)

  6. I hope someday you can do cooking demos to show how cooking can be easy, healthy, and budget friendly. Canned goods are always a life safer πŸ™‚

  7. That’s such a simple recipe! I usually just season canned goods on my own just because the pre-seasoned kinds usually have so much nasty stuff in them, but this brand sounds good. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Aw that sounds like such a cool opportunity, such a bummer you had to pass it up! At least you got some free treats out of it πŸ™‚

  9. That would be awesome with a slice of grilled cheese. My favorite beans are the vegetarian Rosarito canned pinto beans. There’s no lard in them (yes!) and it goes perfect with a Mexican dish!

  10. I’m a huge black bean fan! I never really buy seasoned veggies just because of the high sodium but I’d definitely like try some healthy options!

  11. This sounds amazing and SUPER easy to make! That is my kind of soup :).

  12. Love super easy recipes! I bet this would work well in the crock pot too! I like to use diced canned tomatoes seasoned with garlic and oregano for whole wheat pasta dishes, but that’s it. I will have to look for this brand next time I make chili. Thanks! πŸ™‚

  13. My baked bean chili recipe is almost entirely made from canned veggies…and I guess it counts as seasoned if I use the Busch’s vegetarian baked beans? [My fave!]

  14. I had veggie chili for the first time last week and loved it! How perfect with grilled cheese!

  15. Sounds like you had a great weekend in Columbus πŸ™‚ What did Alex think of Jeni’s?I went to Graeter’s after the half marathon on Saturday (I hadn’t been in several years and it sounded amazing); however, I wish I would’ve stuck with Jeni’s. Seriously – nothing compares!

  16. I don’t usually buy canned veggies, but if I do, it’s pumpkin and TJ’s sweet corn.

  17. I don’t usually buy things already seasoned because of the sodium content and the fact that I hate anything too salty. How was the sodium content on these cans that you used?

    • You definitely have to check the labels! These are from their “sensibly seasoned” line so they had much lower sodium than the original line!

  18. Wow sounds like such an easy recipe to put together when the veggies are preseasoned. So great that they asked you to demonstrate πŸ™‚

  19. When I buy canned tomatoes (diced or stewed), I usually get the kind that is seasoned in some way. More flavorful!

  20. I love this line f canned goods, they also have awesome seasoned greens in their line up! The okra and tomato is a very southern dish. I so miss my grandmas cooking!!

  21. Chili!! Gotta love it πŸ™‚ These look like great products- love the lower sodium, too πŸ™‚ Hope your week is off to a great start!

  22. Can you and Alex be any cuter together? Isn’t it lovely when you get to spend some much needed time w/ your loved ones? πŸ™‚

  23. Looking at the picture makes me salivate πŸ™‚ .

  24. Oh wow, I had no idea Glory Foods had a lower sodium line! I will DEFINITELY be checking out those cans of tomatoes and okra and tomatoes, corn, and okra! I’m always curious about the pre-seasoned canned goods, but the high sodium content always keeps me from buying them (I’m so sensitive to salt!)

  25. I love the chance to combine easy things into something tasty. I get a version of tomatoes, okra and corn here…forget the name but I grab it whenever I find it. Usually in the Dollar stores of all places! I love to combine it and throwing in some black beans and pinto beans is ok by me! What could be easier!

  26. Okra may or may not be my favorite thing ever–can’t wait for it to start growing in my garden! I haven’t used canned goods in a while due to the ridiculous amounts of sodium, but hey, can’t get much easier than making chili-from-a-few-cans! Love it.

    • P.S. Jeni’s! I haven’t been yet this spring, and it is CLEARLY close enough to summer weather that this needs to happen soon πŸ™‚

  27. Mmmm I love me some good vegetarian chili. Also, your hair is so long and pretty, Liz! Love it.

  28. I’ve tried seasoned black beans but I wasn’t a fan. I felt like there was too much going on, so I stick to seasoning my own!

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