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Vegetarian/Vegan Chili

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(Recipe ID: 9)

Serves 8-10

Preparation time: 20 minutes; Cook time: 30 minutes

Source: Janice Tocher

Lots of flavor without meat or the fat.


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  • 1 package TVP (eg., Morning Star Meal Starters)
  • 1 Cup Boiling water, to cover
  • 1 package taco seasoning mix
  • 2 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp +/- Cooking/All Purpose Olive Oil *
  • 1 medium Green Bell pepper (optional)
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 2 - 3 cloves Garlic

    The more garlic the better!

  • 1/3 cup Balsamic or Wine Vinegar *
  • 2 16- ounce cans diced tomatoes

    fire-roasted are the best

  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 1 tsp +/- salt *

    smoked salt gives this great flavor!

  • a few dashes your favorite hot sauce
  • 2 Tablespoon Fresh Basil

    If you don't have fresh, use 1/2 tsp of dried


  1. Soak TVP in boiling water, to cover. Add package taco seasoning, 2 tsp chili powder, and salt to taste.
  2. Let it sit while preparing onion/garlic/etc - until the TVP has soaked up much of the water and flavor from the spices
  3. Sauté pepper, onion, and garlic in olive oil for 1 minute
  4. Add wine or Balsamic vinegar and continue cooking until the onion is translucent.
  5. Stir in tomatoes and *rinsed* beans (don't rinse if using seasoned beans), remaining chili powder and the TVP mixture.
  6. Season to taste with hot sauce and salt
  7. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or more.
  8. Add basil right before serving.


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