Thank you for a basic recipe for using tvp in chili. I have been looking for weeks, ever since I decided to try to go from vegetarian to vegan.
In my kitchen, this would be classed as baked beans and done in the oven with pixieglenn's suggestion of the additional ingredients. . Both DH and I like our chili "south of the border" style with jalapeno, serrano or chipolte peppers, chili powder and cilantro. Or we just use some of our homemade hot salsa for seasoning out chili.
It's really a blast. I cooked it for my cousins football get together, and all the folks stopped talkin' about football, and started off about the food. Good job Kree!!
First off, I love the basis of this recipe. It does have a very "meaty" texture and is satisfying to meateaters. However, I would strongly recommend that you use this as only a base recipe and know that you will be adding to it to give it flavor. We found the base to be bland and not sweet at all. When I added a bit of smoke flavor, salt, molasses, garlic, and some onions it was wonderful. I will be using this recipe as my chili base from now on. Thanks!
This was really good. I added half the honey and it was still quite sweet. Also, I thought the cinnamon was a typo (still not sure) and I decided to half it so I only used 1/4 teaspoon. In the end it needed more hot sauce, but it was a great start and very "meaty". Thanks.
i really love the basis of this recipe, although i seem to experiment with it and change it up every time. i generally just use fresh vegetables that i saute since my diced tomatos on hand are usually plain; it's a really easy dish to make and keep around for leftovers!
Well, I must say this is a treat. It's a bit on the sweet side, which I don't mind at all. The TVP does a nice job masquerading as meat. For the tomatoes I used no-salt-added canned tomatoes, adding about 2 Tbs each of diced green peppers and diced onions separately. I just served the chilis in bowls, but will definitely try it on rice or toast sometime in the future. Destined to become a regular with me.