Super “Meaty” Chili with TVP

Any mock meat will work well in a vegetarian chili, but TVP is easy to keep on hand and very inexpensive. This is more of a thick, “meaty” Texas chili than a vegetable chili, but chili is easy and forgiving, so if you want to toss in some zucchini, broccoli, or diced carrots, by all means, do!

Serves: 6Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 45 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups TVP granules
  • 1 cup hot vegetable broth
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 medium yellow onion, peeled and chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1 small green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 cans (15 oz.) kidney beans
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes
  • ½ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 2 Tbsp. chili powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

  • Cover the TVP with hot vegetable broth and soy sauce. Allow to sit for 3 minutes only, then drain.
  • In a large soup or stock pot, sauté the onion and garlic in olive oil until onions are soft, about 3–4 minutes.
  • Add remaining ingredients and TVP, stirring well to combine. Cover, and allow to simmer over low heat for at least 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups TVP granules
  • 1 cup hot vegetable broth
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 medium yellow onion, peeled and chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1 small green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 cans (15 oz.) kidney beans
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes
  • ½ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 2 Tbsp. chili powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

  • Cover the TVP with hot vegetable broth and soy sauce. Allow to sit for 3 minutes only, then drain.
  • In a large soup or stock pot, sauté the onion and garlic in olive oil until onions are soft, about 3–4 minutes.
  • Add remaining ingredients and TVP, stirring well to combine. Cover, and allow to simmer over low heat for at least 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories310
Total Fat6g
Saturated Fat1g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium1080mg
Total Carbohydrate43g
Dietary Fiber14g
Sugars9g
Protein22g