A lot of you have asked for my easy Veggie Chili recipe. I have been making this Chili for years. When I became a vegan three years ago, I switched to vegan meat crumbles. The Morningstar crumbles contain egg whites and are not vegan. I have also done a variation of this chili with onions too. Saute the onions first before following the recipe. This recipe is very simple and very delicious. I hope you like it!
1 package Morningstar “Meat” Crumbles or Beyond Meat Vegan Crumbles
1 red or orange red pepper diced
1 can red bean kidney beans (washed and drained)
1 can tomato sauce
1 large tomato cut into half-inch pieces
1 tsp garlic powder
1tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
Juice of half a lime
Red chili flakes to garnish
Salt to taste
Spray a medium pan with oil spray. Add meat crumbles to the pan, on medium heat, saute the crumbles until soft and slightly browner, about 5-6 minutes. Add diced peppers to the pan, let peppers cook with crumbles for about two minutes. Add the tomato sauce, tomato, garlic, chili, cumin, lime juice and salt. Stir the chili well. Reduce heat to low and let simmer for about ten minutes. Garnish with red pepper flakes and serve with tortilla chips or warm tortillas. If you are vegetarian, add some grated sharp cheddar or monetery jack cheese. If you are vegan, add grated Chao vegan cheddar cheese.