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Vegan Chili Recipes
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Vegan Chili Texas Style
from VeganMeals - Texas, USA

This yeilds 10 cups of very thick chili.
Freeze extra for later use. (* means optional)

  • 2 cups dry pinto beans (soak overnight) (174 gm protein, 2652 cal, 2.3 gm fat)
  • *1 cup slivered almonds * optional {26 gm protein, 849 cal, 77 gm fat)
  • 2 lb chopped and frozen tofu (96 gm protein)
  • 46 fl oz tomato juice (12 gm protein, 210 cal)
  • 1/2 cup chili pepper (that's chili pepper, not powder)
  • 1/4 cup unsulphured molasses "Grandma's" (400 cal?)
  • 1/2 cup cumin
  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 3 onions
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • several jalopies or hot peppers to taste
  • 1/4 cup miso to salt (or regular salt to taste, about a teaspoon)
  • *1 cup hickory smoke barbecue sauce (vegetarian)
Start this process the day before you want to eat chili.

Cut up 2 lbs of tofu into tiny cubes (dice) and place in freezer to freeze.
Freezing the tofu helps give it a texture.

Take 2 cups pinto beans and soak for 8 hrs
(start soaking in the morning before going to work).

Rinse soaked beans with clean water and place in crock pot (slow cooker) with plenty of water.
Cook for 8 hrs or so (cook while you go to sleep).

Drain cooked beans, and place back in crock pot
(draining the liquid helps get rid of the gas).

Thaw out tofu and squeeze out liquid.
Microwaves are great for this.

Add everything listed above to the beans except the onions.
Add enough water to fill crock pot (don't forget the tomato juice).

Heating up the tomato juice in a pan, on the stove first will help speed up the cooking process in the crock pot.

Cook on low heat to prevent burning (this chili is very thick).
Cook for 4 to 8 hrs (cook while you go to work).

When chili is cooked, cut up the onions and saute until onions are soft.
Add this to the cooked chili.
This helps prevent overcooking the onions.

Serve hot with rice or pasta.

Place most of chili into freezer bags (two cups per bag), and freeze for later use.
Great as an instant meal.
When ready to eat the frozen chili, place bag in warm water until thawed, or use microwave.

Note: all nutritional values are approximations based on information from the "Nutrition Almanac" third edition.
If the almonds are left out, the chili will be fat free.