Potentially Vegetarian Chili

Total Time
55mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

This yummy chili can be made with real meat or soy/tofu substitutes. I made it for "treat day" at my DH's school. It was Lent and there were a bunch of people who wanted chili, but needed to eat meatless. Everyone likes this but I always have extra chili powder and hot sauce available for those who like it a little hotter.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat oil in dutch oven.
  2. Add chorizo, break up into pieces and stir while cooking. If using real ground beef, add at this point.
  3. Add and saute onions, peppers and celery until softened. Add garlic and salt.
  4. Add corn, spices and soy crumbles (if using); stir to combine.
  5. Add beef stock, beans, pasta, tomatoes and tomato sauce.
  6. Simmer until pasta is cooked.
  7. Check periodically and add water and stir as needed.
  8. Garnishes: sour cream, chopped onion, shredded cheese, black olives etc.