Vegetarian Tofu Chili Recipe

Monday, June 14, 2010
at 1:06 AM

This vegetarian chili recipe packs twice the protein punch with both beans and tofu. Vegetarian chili is always a great idea to bring to a potluck, since it's easy to whip up a large batch. See also: More vegetarian chili recipes.








Ingredients:

    * 3 tbsp vegetable oil
    * 1 14 oz package of firm or extra firm tofu, crumbled
    * 1 onion, diced
    * 1 green bell pepper, diced
    * 3 cloves garlic, minced
    * 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
    * 3 tbsp chili powder
    * salt and pepper to taste
    * 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
    * 1/2 tsp cumin
    * 1 14 oz can tomato sauce
    * 1 28 oz can whole or diced tomatoes, with liquid
    * 1 28 oz can kidney beans, drained
    * 3 tbsp sugar

Preparation:
In a large pot, sautee the tofu in the vegetable oil over medium high heat for about 3 minutes. Add the onions, green pepper, garlic, mushroms, chili powder, salt and pepper, cayenne and cumin. Cook until veggies are just barely tender, about 5 minutes.

Add the tomato sauce, whole or diced tomatoes, beans and sugar. Bring to a slow simmer. Cover and allow to cook for at least 45 minutes. Enjoy!

Makes 8 servings of homemade chili.

Nutritional information, per serving:
Calories: 486
% Daily Value:
Total Fat: 9.1g, 14% / Saturated Fat: 1.7g, 9%
Cholesterol: 0mg, 0%
Sodium: 313mg, 13%
Total Carbohydrates: 77.4g, 26%
Dietary Fiber: 19.1g, 76%
Protein: 28.9g
Vitamin A 47%, Vitamin C 72%, Calcium 21%, Iron 49%

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