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Meatless Chili with Corn Chips

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Category: Mexican, Main Dish, Vegetarian

 Ingredients List

  • 1 c Dried kidney beans
  • 8 oz Soy tempeh, crumbled
  • 1/2 c Red wine
  • 1/2 c Low-sodium soy sauce,
  • -shoyu, or tamari
  • 1 ts Ground cumin
  • 1 ts Dried basil
  • 1 ts Chili powder divided
  • 1 c Coarse chopped onions
  • 1/4 c Dry sherry
  • 2 tb Olive oil
  • 2 c Sliced mushrooms
  • 8 Chop tomatoes
  • 1 c Minced green peppers
  • 1 c Minced celery
  • 1 c Minced carrots
  • 1/2 c Minced mild chili peppers
  • -(usually anahiems; could
  • -use
  • -canned)
  • 2 tb Minced jalapenos
  • 4 Cloves garlic
  • 4 c Vegetable stock
  • 3 tb Tomato paste
  • -Crushed corn chips for
  • -garnish


Soak beans in cold water to cover 8 hours or overnight. drain.

Combine crumbled tempeh, wine, soy, cumin, basil, chili; let marinate for 2
hours at least.

Meanwhile, in a 6 qt. pan over medium high heat, saute onions in sherry and
oil 10 minutes, stirring. Add mushroom and cook 10 more minutes.

Add tomatoes, green pepper, carrot, celery, chili, jalapenos, garlic. Saute
stirring 5 minutes.

Add beans, stock, tomato paste. Bring to boil, cover, lower heat, simmer 2
to 3 hours till beans are tender.

Add tempeh and marinade. cook 10 minutes. Serve garnished with chips.

NOTES: This is a midwestern chili (beans and tomatoes!). I added some
leftover crushed tomatoes, and we garnished it with non-fat sour cream and
chopped cilantro (better for you than corn chips). A more traditional chili
style would be to relplace all tomatos with a red chili sauce: split and
de-seed dry red anchos, anahiems, and/or gujanailos (sp?) and sear on a hot
cast iron skillet. put in a bowl and cover by boiling water. let soak 20
min, then puree, maybe with a little garlic (and usually salt, but not for
this recipe!). Use that instead of tomato paste and crushed tomato.

Enjoy, Keith

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