Recipe: Vegetarian Chili

 Meatless chili

Meatless chili

A while back, I published a recipe of vegetarian chili, made with tofu. Since then, I discovered a meatless product at Trader Joe’s (I am not paid for this nor was I asked by this company to promote their product!) that really looks like ground beef and has the same texture, but is made with soy.

 Meat-less beef from Trader Joe’s

Meat-less beef from Trader Joe’s

Here is my recipe that was inspired from childhood memories:

Time: 5 minutes preparation and 1 hour cooking

Ingredients for 5 servings

  • 2 package of meat-less beef

  • 2 cans of tomato sauce (I use unsalted tomato sauce - cans of 15 oz)

  • 2 (15 oz) cans of red beans

  • 1/2 cup olive oil

  • 1 table spoon minced garlic or 3 garlic cloves minced

  • 1 table spoon chili powder

  • 1/2 table spoon of Ancho chili powder

  • 1/4 table spoon of cayenne pepper powder

 Ingredients

Ingredients


Preparation:

In a cooking pot, put the olive oil and garlic on medium heat. Cook the garlic for two minutes after sizzling. Then, add the meatless beef and stir with a spoon to break it as it comes compact, like a brick. Although the meatless beef is pre-cooked, cook it for 5 minutes with the garlic. Then, add the beans, tomato sauce and spices. Do not add salt: the meatless beef has already enough sodium in it. Know that, to neutralize some of the tomato sauce acidity, some people add a small cube of sugar.

 Step 1: cook meatless chili with the garlic

Step 1: cook meatless chili with the garlic

 Step 2: add the tomato sauce, beans and spices

Step 2: add the tomato sauce, beans and spices


Cooking:

Cook for 1 hour on low heat.

 Step 3: cook on low heat

Step 3: cook on low heat

Et voila! Serve with cheese (I often use a Mexican blend), sour cream and guacamole.

 Chili

Chili

Bon appétit!

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