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vegetarian chili to fool a meatlover

Recipe by
Michelle Tow
San Diego, CA

You won't believe there is no meat in this, low carb, vegan chili! I have won chili competitions for years with my full meat chili. But now I am on Weight Watchers, and my roomie has gone vegan ketogenic. SO ... the challenge was on, a vegan low-carb, Weight Watcher's friendly chili. WW 2SP, 6 net carbs per cup! But in tasting this, you would never guess that this does not have either meat or beans (well in the traditional sense)! Black soy beans are very similar to black beans, but leaves out the carbs and ups the protein! Oh, and did I mention it's also budget friendly?

yield 12 1 c. servings
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For vegetarian chili to fool a meatlover

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 c
    diced yellow onion
  • 3 Tbsp
    chopped garlic
  • 3 Tbsp
    gebhardt's chile powder
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
    onion powder
  • 48 oz
    vegetable broth
  • 1 c
    honeyville farms beef flavored tvp
  • 1 1/2 c
    taco beef flavored tvp
  • 2 can
    diced tomatoes, drained (14.5 oz cans)
  • 1 can
    tomato sauce (14.5 oz)
  • 1 Tbsp
    better than boullion vegetable base
  • 1 can
    eden black soy beans (drained)
  • 1/4 c
    diced roasted hatch new mexico green chiles (either fresh or canned)

How To Make vegetarian chili to fool a meatlover

  • 1
    Sautee onions in the oil over medium heat for 3-4 minutes until softened, add chopped garlic and sautee another minute.
  • 2
    Add all spices to the onions and stir for about 30 seconds so the spices take on the heated oil.
  • 3
    Add all of the vegetable broth, and then the two kinds of TVP and bring to a boil.
  • 4
    Add the remaining ingredients and let simmer on low for about 30 minutes. At this point taste it and make sure it has the right amount of salt and chile powder to your liking.