What is the name for a dish similar to chili but with no chili peppers or related spices and some very non-chili ingredients?

  • What is the name for a dish similar to chili but with no chili peppers or related spices and some very non-chili ingredients? tQuarella

    I made something the other day and I'm not sure what you'd call it. I softened some onions, celery, carrot, and garlic in olive oil; browned some ground venison in with the veggies and oil; added some beans, chicken stock, diced tomato, and tomato paste; let cook for a bit; threw in some spinach and let cook to wilt; cubed some stale rolls and threw them in there too.

    It struck me as somewhat similar to a chili but has no chili peppers or related spices and some other things you normally wouldn't find in chili. What would you call it?

  • I would call that a stew or a soup depending on how "brothy" it is.

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