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.
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
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.
Cook for 1 hour on low heat.
Et voila! Serve with cheese (I often use a Mexican blend), sour cream and guacamole.
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