One of my favorite things to make during the winter is chili. Being a vegetarian it's a veggie version but still not much better than a steaming bowl of chili and a bit of corn bread on a cold winter night :)
This is one of those recipes I've worked on over the last couple years getting it just how I like it. Last year I swear I made chili dag near 50 times. But I think I finally got it right!
Some of the ingredients are a little different than if you're making a meat version I guess. I use a fake meat crumble (that second green bag) that resembles hamburger. And I go for veggie broth.
Saute your green pepper, onions and garlic!
Add in tomato, veggie broth and all seasonings and let simmer 30 minutes.
Then add in beans, fake meat crumbles (still frozen) and frozen corn and let cook until broth has thickened.
One of the things I do a little different is add in 2 teaspoons of brown sugar along with the rest of my seasonings.
Then before dishing it out add in about a tablespoon of lemon juice.
Okay so I skipped that last part with the broth thickening. I was so damn hungry and it smelled so damn good and the cornbread was finished and well I've got no self control this week. LOL
What's in your favorite Chili?
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon oregano
1 pound fake meat crumbles
2 teaspoon oil
1 cup chopped onion
2 teaspoon minced garlic
1 green pepper diced
28 oz canned diced tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon brown sugar
28 oz canned black beans or red kidney beans
1 cup veggie broth
8 oz frozen corn
1/2 to 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- Combine seasoning ingredients and set aside
- Saute onion, garlic and green pepper until softened- about 5 minutes
- Add in canned tomatoes, 1/2 teaspoon salt, brown sugar, veggie broth and seasoning mix.
- Simmer 30 minutes
- Add in fake meat crumbles, frozen corn and beans
- Simmer until broth thickens.
- Add lemon juice if desired and serve