Introduction: Vegetarian Chili

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Its cold out, time to make some quick vegetarian chili.

Step 1: Ingredients

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1 onion
1 green pepper
1 pakage tofu
2 carrots
1 8 oz package baby bellas'
2 14 oz cans of diced tomatoes
1 can red beans
1 can black beans
1 chili seasoning


Step 2: Dice

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Dice the onion

Step 3: Dice

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Dice the carrots

Step 4: Keep Dicing

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Dice the green pepper

Step 5: Mix

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Add all of this with a little oil in a large pot. season with salt and pepper
Stir for a few minutes, while this is happening go on to step 6.

Step 6: Chop

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Chop up mushrooms, add to the pot.

Step 7: Dice Tofu

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Dice extra firm tofu in 1 cm cubes. Add to pot
Let cook for a few minutes.

Step 8: Add Cans

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Add cans of tomatoes, beans and the add your chili seasoning. I like Bearitos brand.
Let simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 9: Serve

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Serve with a warm tortilla and top with a little cheese.


utamaree (author)2016-03-29

I continued to add water and butter as I went along. This helps the ingredients cook through and saute a bit. Also, taste testing as I went along, I didn't stick solely to the chili seasoning packet and added some garlic salt and pepper but I bet cayenne cumin would also be delicious if I were into more earthy and spice flavorings.

rush_elixir (author)2008-09-01

great recipe, but before using tofu, please read this:

Jugglebug (author)rush_elixir2009-01-27

inertia18, THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH TOFU its actually very healthy, and is a great source of protein, iron etc.

jsharpe3 (author)Jugglebug2011-12-12

My nutritionist said that our tofu that we buy pre packaged loses nutrition and ends up with preservatives and other minor ingredients that aren't good for us. Either way, I never liked Tofu. Thanks for the recipe, gonna give it a try this week.

You could use home made paneer instead

hcold (author)rush_elixir2008-09-29

That's an amazingly inflammatory article, and misinforming. But, to Joe - nice Instructable.

jwarning (author)hcold2009-05-16

I actually thought the article was pretty well written. I had no feelings about soy one way or the other, and I subsequently did a little research, paying close attention to the authors were and what the small print disclaimers said. It sounds like there's a lot we don't know. Or that someone doesn't want known. If you've driven across the midwest, you know that soybeans, along with #2 corn, is most of what is being grown in the heartland. There's huge amounts of $$ being made, and I'm guessing it's not by the farmers. I'm not telling you what to think, just urging you to look at evidence critically, and make up your own mind about what you put in your body and who you give your money to. :)

portiapwnxyou (author)2010-06-09

This instructable looks delicious. Is the chili chunky or is it more soupy?

I Am An Evil Taco (author)2008-05-18

Well done, That looks amazing.

cubemonkey (author)2008-02-07


jake101 (author)2008-01-06

wicked instructable, just made some and its wicked, being a UKer (or my local shop being rubbish) i couldn't find red and black beans, so used kidney beans as an alternative, and it was wicked, and using smoked marinated tofu too was good cheers for a great recipe!

zer0vector (author)2008-01-02

One good trick when cooking tofu, especially when you want a meaty texture, is freezing it. I usually pop extra firm tofu in the freezer right when I bring it home from the store. Take it out once it's solid and defrost it then use it as usual. In this recipe I would expect the frozen tofu to soak up the sauce even better. I'm going to give it a try.

XsimonXcoreX (author)2008-01-01

MMmmm looks good! I'd love to see more vegetarian recipes on here. :)

Brennn10 (author)2008-01-01

Greatly documented! I love chili as well. This recipe will have to be given to my mom, she is a great chili cook. Thanks!

cheezstake (author)2008-01-01

I've been wanting to try my hand at vegetarian chili for a while now as the premade ones tend to cause my body to protest! I'll have to give it a try... nice to see you shop at Whole Foods, too.

GorillazMiko (author)2008-01-01

Nice job Joe! (I'm pretty sure that's your name..) The chili looks delicious!

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