13 Reviews

This is an exceptional recipe! I normally prefer chili with BITE, but this recipe is SO EASY and FLAVORFUL that it is a crowd pleaser! I am not Vegan, nor are the crowds I serve it to, but I have had no complaints on this chili to date and with the TVP, no one even realizes they aren't eating meat! :) Also great on the pocketbook if making chili in quantity. It only takes about $0.45 worth of TVP...way better than the price of ground meat. I have customized it to my preferences...Methods are the same, but here is the ingredient list I use... 1/2 can Veggie Broth 1 c. TVP 1 Onion 1/2 each Gr, Orange, Yellow & Red Bell Peppers 4 cloves Garlic, Minced 1 1/2 can Veggie Broth 1 can Great Norther Beans 1 can Kidney Beans 2 cans Stewed Tomatoes w/Onion/Celery/Pepper 3.5 T Chili Powder 3 T Paprika 1 T Oregano 1 T Cumin 1 t Cayenne 1/2 t White Pepper Salt Pepper

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Ferrety September 13, 2003

Very good recipe thanks! I used quinoa in place of tvp and it turned out fab. Even my non vegan bf liked it with a little soy cheese melted on top :)

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kween_bee3 September 19, 2012

Tweaked this recipe a bit, mostly to add heat, but overall this is a great recipe. The fresh corn really makes a difference. Freezes wonderfully, so it's a great way to enjoy fresh summer veggies during chili season. Even my husband and son, both of whom consider a slab of meat to be a "meal," rave about this dish.

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draperdeb February 18, 2012

fantastic! Husband said, "I'm having a hard time telling it's not real meat". We're on a vegan diet for 4 weeks trying to get his cholesterol level down. I doubled the TVP which made it more like real chili to us and used dry beans instead of canned, soaking them overnight, then cooking them on the stove for 2 hours, doing a quick drain and adding to the chili. Other than that, I followed the recipe to the T. Delicious. Thanks, Moody.

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Chef C.S. February 14, 2012

This was incredibly delicious and very easy to make! I left out the cayenne and only used about 1/2 t of chili powder, because I am a chicken of spicy foods. It was so yummy! I know I will make it again soon!

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Chef_Irion March 05, 2009

Overall, a pretty good chili recipe. It was quick and easy to put together. I wasn't sure whether or not to drain the beans, in the end, I didn't and it was a little soupy and beany tasting. I added an extra 1/2 cup of TVP to help thicken it as well as some nutritional yeast and tomato paste. I left out the corn, added 1/2 tsp of cayenne in addition to the jalapeno to help with the heat though I probably could have upped quantities of both. Definitely better as it sits, I would make this again. Thanks.

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zaar junkie February 10, 2009

So colorful...really as the saying goes that one eats with the eyes first...this chili is a feast for the eye- !!! a treat visually and for the tongue and tummy as well (palette & pallet!! :)...A wonderful blend of peppers...(use the jalapeno!!!!-for me in a "chili" that is not "optional" but A MUST!!!-{{but that's me:) }} - a lovely mix of sweet and spice...I used a fabulous bouquet of beans (black, pink, white and dark red!!! ) the TVP lends excellent texture with no grease to cloud the beautiful picture...I added extra garlic, cumin, oregano and LOTS of CHIPOTLE :)- I served it over a bed of couscous and baby spinach... Filling & Fantastic - Thanks Moody :) - a five star FAV!!!

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free-free May 23, 2008

Very good. I did not have the TVP on hand and so I just left that out. I also did not add the jalapeno but perhaps I should have. I felt that it could have used a little more spice and a little more zip. I will definitely make this again and just play around a bit with the spices. Very glad that there are left overs available for the rest of the week. Thanks Moody!

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Sandy in California August 12, 2007

Neither my husband nor myself are vegan but we wanted to try to eat a little healthier. My husband ate all of these leftovers so fast he wants another batch made only 5 days after the first! This chili is delicious! We substituted tofu crumbles for the TVP and added a little more spice but the rest is just perfect!

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Midwestern Tampa Girl June 23, 2007

I (and even my two non-veggie roomies) loved this recipe! Thanks!

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ArieCat April 27, 2007
Healthy Vegan Chili