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The Best Vegan Chili

The Best Vegan Chili
The Best Vegan Chili

This hearty plant-based chili is the perfect comfort meal. Why am I craving hot comfort food in the hot Texas springtime? Well first of all, it’s Texas, and we love our chili here. And second, let me talk about how I’ve been listening to way too much Sword & Scale and why that has to do with anything.

It’s an amazing crime podcast that dissects the really gritty crime stories (mostly murders). It’s well done and weirdly addicting. It’s like listening to the best scary story…except it’s real, which makes it really disturbing at times. I have to limit my listens to every now and then. But I like listening to it, because it’s nice to hear stories that I wouldn’t normally hear in-depth. It gives me a greater sense of reality and more compassion for other people. Yet, if I listen to it too much, I start asking Zach if we can sleep with the lights on and a knife by the bed.

So…chili. It saves me from my overly-indulgent podcast mistakes.

I LOVE CHILI. It’s so warm, filling, and comforting. My dad makes the best chili ever, so I never really attempted to create my own recipe. I thought, what’s the point…he’s King Chili. That and I eat plant-based and I accepted that vegan chili just majorly sucks. I wanted something that was satisfying and that really tasted like chili; not beans and tomato sauce.

I finally got fed up from being deprived and that’s when this recipe was born. It’s hearty, meaty, and has the actual chili taste, except it’s healthier for you and won’t give you indigestion five minutes after you eat it. Great, right? And if you happen to listen to too many crime podcasts and get spooked, it will totally be there for you and wrap you in warmth & comfort like a big blanky.

 


 

 

the best vegan plant-based hearty chili

the best vegan plant-based hearty chili

the best vegan plant-based hearty chili

 

The Best Vegan Chili

A delicious plant-based chili that is hearty, filling, and comforting. Stands up for itself against traditional meat chili! Perfect for anytime of year.

  • 3 TB extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil
  • 1 sweet onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 bottle medium ale beer ((I use GF Omission Lager or Pale Ale)
  • 1 package Gardein Beefless Ground
  • 1 can mild salsa
  • 1 TB tomato paste
  • 3 cans chili beans or mix of pinto, black, & kidney ((not the chili beans with chili sauce))
  • 1/2-1 tsp cayanne
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 TB chili powder
  • 10 dashes tobasco hot sauce ((or to taste))
  • 1/2 package frozen corn
  • 3-4 TB date syrup, maple syrup, or coconut sugar
  • 2 TB ketchup
  • 1-2 tsp siracha ((to taste))
  • 1 TB arrowroot or tapioca flour ((optional, to thicken))
  1. Heat oil in a big pot over medium-low heat and dice onion. Add half of onion (saving the other half for serving) and garlic to pot and cook until translucent and fragrant, stirring here & there. Make sure not to let the garlic burn.

  2. Add the rest of the ingredients, stir, cover, & let simmer for about 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Let cool for a few minutes before serving. Top with onion, vegan cheese, nutritional yeast, or coconut shreds.

 


 

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