Even The Meat Eaters Will Love Vegan Chili. This dish is also a great one for introducing vegan or vegetarian food to carnivores. I have on occasion thrown in a package of veggie crumbles to give them the mouth feel they are used to. I dont often use the analog meats, but they can be an invaluable transition food for many people and a life saver for vegans who live with and/or cook for non vegans.

Ingredients
  1. 2 Tbs olive oil
  2. 2 medium white onions, chopped
  3. 1 bell pepper, diced
  4. 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
  5. 1/2 tsp pepper
  6. 1 tsp ground cumin
  7. 2 Tbs chili powder
  8. 1 1/2 cups each of cooked kidney, black and garbanzo beans (or 1 (15oz) can of each – rinsed)
  9. 6 oz tomato paste
  10. 28 oz can crushed tomato
  11. 8 oz tomato sauce
  12. 1 cup frozen corn
  13. 1 Tbs agave syrup or sugar
Instructions
  1. sauté onions in olive oil until tender
  2. add spices and cook additional 1 – 2 minutes
  3. add tomato paste and stir for 1 minute
  4. add remaining ingredients and heat, covered, over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, for about 30 min.
Suggested toppings
  1. chopped lettuce and cilantro
  2. vegan shredded cheese
  3. sliced avocado or a dollop of guacamole
  4. vegan sour cream
  5. When cooking for suspicious carnivores, or nervous “almost-vegans” I have on occasion thrown in a package of veggie crumbles to give them the mouth feel they are used to. It’s a good use for the “analogue meats”.