Spicy Tofu Vegetarian Chili

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Total Time
25 mins
35 mins

This is a recipe I got from a friend who replaced the beef with tofu for our friends who are vegetarian, and also those who are trying to vary their diets and not have so many meals with meat.

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  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain and set aside.
  2. Coat a dutch oven with cooking spray and place over medium heat. Add onion and green pepper; saute until tender. Add garlic and saute for one more minute.
  3. Add chili powder, cumin, garlic powder and crushed red pepper; cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute.
  4. Stir in tomatoes and tofu. Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes. Add beans and cook 10 additional minutes or until bean mixture is thoroughly heated.
  5. To serve, place 1/2 cup pasta into each of 6 individual bowls, and spoon 1 cup chili over each serving. Top servings evenly with cheese.