Hearty Vegan Chili

If the weather where you are is as cool and rainy as it is in Philly right now, you’ve definitely landed on the right recipe.  There’s something about this weather that really gets me craving something warm and hearty, a big bowl of comfort, basically.  Because let’s face it – I’m all about the comfort food.

And this hearty chili recipe is exactly that – pure warmth and comfort, like a big bowl of hugs.  Okay, maybe that’s a BIT over-the-top, but you catch my drift.  😉

Now, get your butt in the kitchen and get cooking!  🙂

Hearty Vegan Chili
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  • 1 cup each red and black beans (or 1 15 oz. can each)
  • 4 large tomatoes diced
  • 1 large gr. pepper, diced
  • 1 large white or yellow onion, diced
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • 1 15 oz. can yellow corn
  • 1.5 cups TVP
  • 1 jalapeno minced (or chipotle pepper)
  • ½ cup water (or veg stock, or reserved bean juice)
  • 1 tbspn Cumin
  • 1 tspn Cayenne
  • 1 tspn Chipotle powder
  • ½ tspn Turmeric
  • ½ tspn salt
  • ¼ tspn cinnamon (or Garam Marsala)
  • 1 tbspn peanut butter (optional – cuts the heat a little)


  1. Cook dry beans (or pull cans from the pantry).
  2. In large pot, saute onions, carrots, and peppers  in a Tbsp of olive oil for about 3­5 minutes on medhigh to high heat.
  3. Add tomatoes and seasonings. Stir.
  4. Let simmer – covered – for approx. 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add corn and beans and simmer – covered – for another 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Top with fresh cilantro and/or scallions, Tofutti sour cream, and your favorite non­dairy cheese shreds.

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