Get-Up-N-Go Chili (Vegan)

Total Time
8hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 8 hrs

I make this when I'm feeling run down--it's chock-full of potassium, vitamin C and protein. Increasing or decreasing the spice level is easy--use a hotter or milder chili powder, more or less jalapeno, different varietals of bell pepper. Freezes well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in frying pan, add onion and jalapeno. Saute until onion is almost transparent, add garlic and saute one minute more. Remove from heat.
  2. Combine all ingredients EXCEPT TVP in crock pot. Stir well.
  3. Cook on low heat 6-8 hours or medium/high 4-6 hours.
  4. Add TVP 15 minutes prior to serving, stir in very well.
Most Helpful

Delicious and spicy. Made heaps! I used 2 jalapenos, a small red thai chilli, and about 2 cups 'sweet' horn chillies instead of peppers. Only 1 & 1/2 tsp hot chilli powder, some paprika and 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa. The heat level was perfect for me, with a good kick! Neglected the TVP, but will use next time for extra texture. I will make this again, thanks for posting!

JBGB May 10, 2009

Used 1/2 jalepeno, no lentils on hand so used 1/2cup brown rice, reduced amount of chili pepper used to 2 teaspoons...overflowing maple syrup tablespoon but it was still a little too spicy. Will make again but tone it down some more. Forgot the TVP but it was fine without it.

The Amaze-Ing Me February 27, 2008