Friday, January 25, 2013

Kickin' vegetarian chili recipe

pot of chili
pot of chili (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
You can still enjoy a delicious bowl of chili even if you have switched to a vegetarian lifestyle. I have been told this recipe is so good, you don't even realize it is meat free. To make it vegan friendly, omit the honey.

  • 1/2 cup TVP (texturized vegetable protein)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 can hot chili beans, do not drain
  • 1 can medium chili beans, do not drain
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 carrots, finely chopped
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
Soak TVP in water for 30 minutes then drain off water. Line a colander with paper towels and press TVP drain of remaining water. Heat oil in a skillet and saute TVP, onion and garlic until onions are tender and TVP is browned. Add all ingredients to the crock pot and allow to cook on low for 3-4 hours.
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