Yet Another Vegan Slow Cooker Chili

In my world there is no such thing as too many chili recipes. I love a hearty stew once there’s a chill in the air. When I first became a vegetarian (about 25 years ago), I was just learning how to cook and found Fantastic Foods Vegetarian Chili mix and I was sold. A couple of cans of beans and a can of tomatoes and dinner for a week!

So it goes without saying, even though I am saying it, that I have a soft spot for chili with tvp (textured vegetable protein) in it.  It’s not expensive or hard to work with. And believe it or not, this was the first time I ever made tvp chili from scratch. I reached for the box, looked at the price and realized it was too much money for spices and tvp. Especially when I have some of the best chili powder at home!

‘Meaty’ Slow Cooker Chili

  • 4 cups veggie broth or filtered water
  • 1 1/2 cups dried tvp (You can get it in the bulk aisle at Whole Foods)
  • 1 cup corn (I used frozen organic)
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked beans (I used kidney beans, but pintos, black)
  • 2 cups diced heirloom tomatoes, diced (or 2 – 14 oz can diced tomatoes)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 onion, minced
  • 2 Tb. tomato paste
  • 1 Tb good chili powder
  • 1 tsp. chipotle powder
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 Tb liquid smoke
  • 1 tsp garlic Tabasco
  • chopped cilantro for garnish

Mix all the ingredients in your slow cooker and cook on low 6 – 9 hours. Serve topped with chopped cilantro.

Slow Cooker Thursday

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3 Responses

  1. Oh YUM, have to try this one for sure.

  2. Sounds like a delicious vegetable chili with lots of flavor.

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