Chili is a wonderful and delicious food to warm the body and soul on cold winter nights. Try this basic recipe which is fantastic by itself but maybe you are in a mood for something different try these variations on the basic recipe.
Basic Chili Recipe
Boca Vegan Veggie Crumbles, 1 bag
3 cups chopped carrots, celery, onions, and/or sweet peppers
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup vegetable broth
2 – 15 oz. cans black beans and/or kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 – 15 oz. can tomato sauce
1 cup vegetable broth (in addition to the 1/4 cup above)
2 TBS chili powder
1 tsp dried oregano, crushed
1/2 tsp black pepper
Desired toppings (chopped avocado, onion, tomato, fresh cilantro, broken tortilla chips)
1. In large 6 quart Dutch oven cook veggie crumbles, vegetables, and garlic in 1/4 vegetable broth (may add more to prevent sticking) over medium-high heat until vegetables are tender.
2. Stir in next seven items, through black pepper.
3. Bring to boil, reduce heat.
4. Simmer covered for 20...
Legumes are packed with protein and fiber. Let’s get to know those beans, peas and lentils.
Great Northern Beans
-Small, mild flavored white beans that are delicious in soups, stews, and casseroles.
-These lovelies have a hearty flavor and texture and are a must in chili. The also pair well with rice.
-These are also called white kidney beans and have a more neutral flavor than the red kidney beans.
-Also known as chickpeas, are firmer than most cooked beans and have a nutty flavor. They are the main ingredient in hummus and can be found in soups like minestrone.
-Their nickname is turtle beans. They have a creamy white inside and are a staple in Latino and Mexican dishes. Oh, and who doesn’t love black bean soup!
-Another mainstay in Latino and Mexican cuisine they also form the base for bean dips and refried beans.
-These nutrient packed legumes are available in any supermarket and inexpensive....