Sometimes, you just need something you can throw together with what’s in the cupboard. This chili sin carne recipe has become my go-to in these situations…
2 cans chili beans* (15 oz.)
Mix the TVP with the boiling water, and set it aside for 5 – 10 minutes.
Sauté the onions in a bit of oil over medium heat, until they begin to soften, then add the garlic and the TVP and cook it a few more minutes.
Add the rest of the ingredients and stir it to combine. Simmer it for an hour or two.
It’s ok to eat it the same day, but I recommend sticking it in the fridge overnight. Once the flavors have had a chance to mingle, I reheat it and serve it with rice.
*A word about the beans: In Denmark, we have one variety of baked beans, the US equivalent would be “vegetarian baked beans.” The “chili beans” are kidney beans in red “tex-mex” sauce, I don’t recall ever using them in the US, but there must be something similar available there, being so close to Mexico and all ;-)
Congratulations, you deserve to be happy. I am so glad you have found Robert. Enjoy xxx
find him indeed right under your nose
So happy for you both, Sage!! Robert has found a rare catch in you.
Congratulations on your happiness. He sounds wonderful. And so does this recipe. The last time I made vegetarian chili, I used faux-meat crumbles in place of the meat, and I didn’t like that taste at all, so the next time I try it, I’ll use this recipe instead. I like the idea of using baked beans in it. That wouldn’t have occured to me. Thank you for sharing, and enjoy your travels! ♥
Helen - myliladventures says
So happy for you & Robert. Can’t wait to hear about and see a few pics from your future travels together :)
BTW: The chili looks great!
so awesome! the recipe is great, but I’m more happy for your life and your happiness
Oh yum! I’m going to make this one for sure. It sounds like a real winner… and so does Robert! What a gem of a guy to adapt his recipe with you in mind. Perfect.
Thank you so much for all of your kind comments, Robert likes reading them, too :)
I’m sorry I haven’t been posting much lately, I’ve been so busy, but major changes are coming, which should give me more time to post, and lots of new inspiration!
If any of you have made the chili, please report back. Robert keeps asking me if anyone has made it ;-)
Sheena Ramirez says
Thanks for another great recipe! Although I didn’t have TVP in the house, I used some couscous and it tastes delicious! Will definitely make it again.
Thank you so much for your comment! Robert often asks me if I think anyone has made his chili and I was very happy to show him this note :)
Hi Sheena, I’m glad that you liked the chili – couscous, brilliant idea, I’ll have to try that out on Sage :)