chili recipe

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Vegan Chili 

I am so happy to finally share this recipe! 

Ingredients 

1 medium yellow onion, diced 

6 cloves garlic, minced  

1 large red bell pepper, diced 

1 ½ large green bell pepper, diced 

1 large sweet potato, diced 

1 can red kidney beans, rinsed 

1 ¼ cup dry lentils, rinsed 

1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes 

2 cups vegetable broth

½ jar of tomato passata 

1 tbsp tomato paste 

Pinch of sugar [to cut the acidity just a little]

Seasoning blend (you will not use all of this unless you want to): 1 tbsp kosher salt, 1 tbsp kosher pepper, ½ tbsp cumin, ½ tbsp ancho chili powder, 1 tsp New Mexico chili powder, 1 tsp smoked paprika, 1 tsp hot paprika, ½ tsp dried oregano. 

Cilantro for garnish

Toppings of your choice 

Directions 

In a large pot or dutch oven, heat a few tbsp of olive oil over medium heat. 

Once the oil has come to temperature, add in the garlic, onions, and diced peppers.

Season with the seasoning blend and cook until the onions become translucent. 

Once the onions are translucent, add in the vegetable broth, crushed tomatoes, passata, and sweet potatoes. 

Season as desired. 

Bring the mixture to a boil.

Once boiling, add in the lentils and red kidney beans.

Cover with a lid, reduce the heat to a simmer, and allow the lentils to cook thoroughly, stirring occasionally for about 25 minutes. 

After 20-25 minutes, remove the lid, add in the tomato paste. Stir to incorporate. 

Taste and season according to your preference. 

Add in the pinch of sugar to balance the flavors. 

Let the chili thicken uncovered for a few minutes. 

Serve while hot, garnished with your favorite toppings. 

Enjoy! 

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Dinner. SO GOOD!! So hearty and filling. Vegan chili!
Honestly one of the best things I’ve ever made

1 large blended up tomato
Half a cubed tomato
1 small potato
4 Mushrooms
1 Zucchini
2 handfuls of roughly chopped spinach
1 small finely diced onion
2 crushed garlic cloves
Half a can of chic peas

Seasoning:

Salt & Pepper
Garlic powder
Paprika
Cumin
Chilli flakes

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Perfect Easy Vegan Chili

Ingredients:

  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 medium sized onion
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 500 grams of vegan beef
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika powder
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • salt and pepper for taste
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 can diced tomatoes in sauce
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 400 ml veggie stalk
  • 1 tsp olive oil

Optional:

  • Elbow pasta
  • Rice
  • Green onion
  • 1 small can of corn (I don’t like corn so I didn’t use any in my dish, but you can add some for a more traditional chili!)


Directions:

  1. Finely chop the onion and the garlic and set aside in a medium sized bowl. Then finely dice your bell peppers and add to a bowl with the onion and garlic. Add your veggie beef, the paprika, chili powder and 1 tbsp olive oil and mix well with a spoon, then set aside for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Heat 1 tsp of olive oil in a large pot and pour in the mixture. Fry on medium high for 3-5 minutes or until peppers have become tender. 
  3. Add the veggie stalk and canned tomato to the pot and season with salt and pepper, maple syrup, cinnamon and the bay leaves. Cook on low with the lid on for 10 minutes. 
  4. After 10 minutes rinse and add the kidney beans and corn (If you like corn) to the pot you can also start cooking your rice or pasta (If you want). Cook for another 10 minutes. 
  5. Once the last few minutes are up you can serve your chili and add desired toppings. Enjoy!
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Making a delicious, spicy turkey chilli for The Lovely Husband.

I added extra butterbeans and lots of colourful bell peppers to make it go further and further enhance the meal’s nutritional value.

20 Minute Chili

Sticking with my theme of “dump everything into a pot and leave it,” here’s a super quick chili recipe.

Ingredients:
-1 can of black beans
-1 can of kidney beans
-1 can of pinto or chili beans
-1 can of corn
-1 can of crushed tomatoes
-A packet of dry ranch powder, and a packet of taco seasoning (or a shot of ranch dressing and a few shakes of cumin, paprika, onion powder, salt, and pepper)
Optional: ground chicken or turkey
Optional: a few shakes of hot sauce

If using chicken or turkey, throw it in the bottom of a tall stock pot on medium heat and cook until no longer pink. Once done, empty all cans into the pot and stir. Do not drain any of the cans, you want to keep that liquid or it will dry out and get gross. Add the seasoning and hot sauce, stir again, and turn heat to high until it starts to boil. Once boiling you’ll want to cover the pot, turn the heat down to medium-low, and let it simmer for 20 minutes. Congrats, you have dinner for a few nights.

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Easy dinners: Vegan Quinoa Chilli

With mushrooms, eggplant, celery, chilli beans, bell peppers, tomato and, of course, quinoa. I love making chili because you actually can’t find any good chilli, vegan or not, in Thailand, and also it’s an awesome opportunity to clear out the fridge with minimal effort: throw everything into the pot in the right steps, add the right spices and suddenly you have a breakfast/lunch/dinner that you can eat on its own or add to pasta for perfection. For the recipe, click the Read More. 

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