Sunday, March 1, 2015

Crock Pot Vegetarian Chili

Here's another comfort food for a cold Winter day.
This recipe uses a Textured Vegetable Protein Mix. I buy it in the Bulk Food section at Whole Foods Market. Other Heath Food Markets have it in their Bulk Food section too. I always have it available in my Pantry to use in Soups and to make Vegetarian Burgers and Meatballs.
This is my adaptation of a recipe from Fix It and Forget It Cookbook , Feasting with your Slow Cooker by Dawn J. Ranck and Phyllis Pellman Good.

4 Cloves of Garlic, minced
1 large Vidalia Onion, roughly chopped.
1 C of Textured Vegetarian Protein Mix
1 ( 1 lb.) can of your favorite beans, drained. ( Kidney Beans, Pinto Beans, Black Beans, Chili Beans, White Beans) You can also use a combination of Beans.
1 Green Bell Pepper, diced
1 large JalapeƱo Pepper, seeded and diced.
1 (28 oz.) can of Italian Herbed or Garlic, Diced Tomatoes. You can also use Ro-Tel.
1 TBS Dried Oregano
1 TBS Dried Basil
Salt and Pepper to taste.

Combine all of the ingredients in a Slow Cooker.
Cover and cook on Low Heat for 6 - 8 hours.
Stir occasionally.

Peace in the Kitchen!

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