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I was craving chili like mad the other day. Unfortunately, I didn't have the ingredients on hand to make a proper chili. I came up with this vegetarian chili using kidney beans, then served it with yogurt, cheese and avocado. It turned out so good, it totally satisfied my craving. The meat was not even missed! This chili is comforting on these more chilly days. ;)
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Yield: 4-6 servings
This was a prizewinning entry for a recent Chili Cook-off at my husband's work. As I had to make two separate batches, I had to keep track of the amounts of ingredients I used.
In a large saucepan combine kidney beans, great northern beans, undrained tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, green pepper, onion, chili powder, sugar, basil, cumin, salt, ground red pepper, and garlic
A tasty black bean chili that doesn't take long to cook.
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I make a meatless chili full of veggies and spices and thick tomato base and serve it over brown rice or in a homemade bread bowl. My family never misses the meat!
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I am looking for a vegetarian chili recipe.
By elena sipkins from White Plains, NY
Here is the best vegetarian chili recipe I have ever tasted. I have served this to guests many times (including at church dinners), and people always ask for the recipe after tasting it.
2-1/2 c raw kidney beans
1 c textured vegetable protein
1 c tomato juice
4 cloves crushed garlic
1-1/2 c chopped onion
1 c chopped carrots
2 c fresh tomatoes
Juice of ½ lemon
1 t cumin
1 t basil
1 t chili powder
Salt and pepper
3 T tomato paste
Dash of cayenne, if desired
Olive oil for sauté (about 3 T)
Put kidney beans in a saucepan and cover with water. Soak three to four hours. Add extra water and 1 t salt. Cook until tender (about an hour).
Heat tomato juice to a boil. Pour over textured vegetable protein. Cover and let stand at least 15 minutes.
Sauté onion and garlic in olive oil. Add carrots and cook until tender.
Mix all ingredients together and heat together.
Serve with cheese and parsley.
Here is a recipe that I posted a few years ago. My husband won 3rd place in his work's Chili Cook Off. It makes a lot but you should be able to scale it down or use it as a reference point.
Hope you like it!
I make a "dump" Chili in the wintertime:
1 package McCormick's chili spice mix (hot or mild - your choice).
Here is a recipe that we use when we are doing a Daniel Fast once per year with our church. One of my favorite "fast friendly" recipes and very hearty for a cold day! Enjoy.
Three Bean Enchilada Chili
1 TB Olive Oil
1/2 C Chopped Onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 can organic Pinto beans, rinsed
1 can organic Kidney beans, rinsed
Heat olive oil. Saute' onion and garlic 5 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients. Heat to boiling then reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
2 TB vegetable oil (I use EVOO)
2 TB whole wheat flour
2 TB chili powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 8oz can tomato sauce
2 C water
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
Heat oil in large 2 quart saucepan. Stir in flour and chili powder and cook for 1 minute. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes.
Makes 3 cups sauce which should be enough to double the chili recipe if desired.
1 cup quinoa, uncooked
Place quinoa in a fine mesh sieve to rinse in cold water and drain.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil. Add onion and sauté for 5 to 7 minutes, or until the onions are soft. Season with the chili powder, cumin powder, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika and cayenne pepper.
Add the vegetable broth and the rinsed and drained quinoa. Bring to a boil and then lower heat to a simmer. Simmer for 10 minutes.
Add the beans, cocoa, nutritional yeast (if using) and salt and pepper. Turn heat up to high, bring back up to a boil and then lower to a simmer for 20 to 30 minutes, or until the quinoa has finished cooking. While quinoa is cooking, stir occasionally so that the chili does not stick to the bottom of the pan.
*Nutritional yeast can be found in health stores. It is primarily used in place of white sugar since white sugar contains animal product.
What is textured vegetable protein? Is that tofu or seitan?