Vegan Chili Recipe

I'm still enjoying the vegan chili I made the other day for my lunches. Even Phoebe liked it, but I think it helped that I served hers with grated cheddar cheese and olives on it. Don't ask me about sizes of the cans - I don't know how many ounces they are, but the beans are the normal size cans, not the oversize ones and the crushed tomatoes is the normal large size can.

1 block tempeh, chopped to resemble the size of ground beef
1 large onion, chopped finely
2 Tbs olive oil
3 cloves garlic, chopped finely
1 sweet red pepper, chopped medium
1 can kidney beans
1 can black beans
1 can crushed tomatoes
2 bay leaves
1 Tb oregano
1-2 Tbsp cumin
1 Tbsp chili powder
few shakes of cayenne pepper
1 tsp sage
1 tsp paprika

Heat the olive oil in a medium stockpot. Saute the onion, garlic, tempeh, and red peppers in the oil until the onion is translucent. Add the beans, crushed tomatoes, bay leaves and spices. Simmer for 30-40 minutes to let the flavors meld.

You can serve this over spagetti squash or brown rice if you wish. You can also add vegan (or non-vegan) cheese and sour cream and olives on top for garnishes. Another thing I may add to this recipe if I had it is corn. I love corn in my chili. A corn muffin on the side would also be great for a meal.


Trace said…
I made a similar one in my crockpot (no tempeh). It had 3 cans of beans, 1 large can tomato paste, 1 onion, 2 cloves minced garlic, 1 teaspoon oregano, 3 cups chicken (you could use vegetable), and 2 tablespoons jarred sliced jalapeno. 8-10 hours on low in crockpot. All pantry items!
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Jennifer said…
Hi there!
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