Vegan No Bean Chili

"This recipe is for a vegan "true" chili. This is not going to be a chili bean recipe or a soup, although I'm sure i would be good, with some modifications, as either. This is adapted from "Jeff's Hot Dog Chili" which can be found here: . It is a perfect topper for hot dogs, chili cheese fries and sloppy joes. I know there are a lot of ingredients but it will be worth it. If you are not vegan, it is great with shredded cheese on top. I eat mine with diced onions, shredded cheese and yellow mustard. Enjoy! "
photo by Cherise B. photo by Cherise B.
photo by Cherise B.
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  • Start by placing 2 tbsp of the avocado oil in a cast iron pan on medium heat.
  • Dice up 1/2 a small yellow onion and the jalapeño and add to the oil, stirring for 1-2 minutes until onions are translucent; remove mixture and set aside.
  • Place the 2 Beyond Burger patties in the pan. Using a wooden spoon, break them up the same way you would ground beef. Cook until burger bits are crispy. Be sure to get all the pieces stuck to the bottom of the pan. Lower the heat so as not to burn it.
  • While the burger crumbles are cooking, boil 1 cup of water. In a separate bowl or large mug, place the 2 vegan beef bouillon cubes. Using the handle of the wooden spoon, crush the cubes into a powder. Once the water has boiled, turn the heat off and add the crusted cubes to create a broth.
  • Next, add in the TVP, stirring once, then letting it sit to rehydrate. All water should be absorbed by the TVP.
  • Once rehydrated, add 1/2 of the TVP mixture and onion mixture into your Beyond Burger crumbles. .
  • Add the remaining 2 tbsp of avocado oil and stir so everything is coated and the TVP browns. This should take about 3 minutes with the stove on medium heat.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the remaining ingredients: ketchup, tomato paste, vegan worcestershire sauce, chili powder, onion powder, garlic salt, pepper, and sugar. Once all of the ingredients are mixed, pour the mixture into your "meat".  Stir for a couple minutes so everything is coated. At this point it should look almost like a paste and should be very thick. .
  • Let this mixture cook for about 5 minutes total before adding the remaining 1/2 cup of water. Reduce the flame to low heat and let simmer for 15-20 minutes, adding more water if needed. Be sure to stir occasionally making sure nothing is sticking to the bottom or burning. .
  • Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary. For more heat, I would suggest adding more jalapeño 1 tsp at a time or additional chili power in the same fashion.
  • *Substitutions*.
  • EVOO can be used in place of avocado oil, plain white sugar can be used in place of the unrefined sugar and tomato sauce can be used in place of tomato paste. Just be sure to adjust the water accordingly so you don't end up with a chili that is too watery.
  • **Also, since you are only using 1/2 of the TVP mixture, I usually freeze the other half to have later for tacos.

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