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Vegetarian Chili 3
From: Richard Cody

Here is a super easy recipe I adapted from the back of a bag of pinto beans.
Tastes just like the real thing.
The tofu takes on a taste and texture a lot like turkey.

  • 1 lb tofu, extra firm, frozen*
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup pinto or black beans, uncooked
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 c fresh cilantro
  • 3 T chili powder
  • 1 28 oz can tomatoes
  • Cook beans ahead of time. Set aside.
To freeze tofu, open package and drain water.
Place tofu in freezer bag and store until ready to use.
To thaw tofu, put freezer bag in microwave on "defrost" for ten minutes.
Be careful; edges might be hot.
Squeeze excess water out of the tofu, then crush and crumble into a small bowl.
Combine water and soy sauce.
Add to tofu, and marinate for ten minutes.

Heat oil in wide skillet or large saucepan.
Saute green pepper and onion until wilted.
Add garlic, parsley, cook one minute.
Drain tofu in colander, and add to pan.
Add chili powder.
Cook 10 minutes.
Combine with remaining ingredients.
Simmer covered 1 hour, uncovered 30 minutes.