Monday, January 16, 2012

Vegan Chili (Crockpot)

You need:

1 onion
1 green bell pepper
2 carrots
3-4 cloves garlic
Chili seasoning (I used 1/2 packet of McCormick brand)
1 bag Morning Star Farm brand "Grillers" (these are like crumbled up veggie burgers and are in the frozen section)
1 large jar or can of stewed tomatoes, do not drain
1 can pinto beans (make sure they are vegetarian, and don't drain)
1 can kidney beans do not drain
1 and a half cans of tomato paste
1/2 large carton of vegetable stock
salt and pepper
*you could also add corn and even hot sauce to this recipe, but I didn't want the extra carbs from the corn and I don't like spicy food.

Dice your onion, bell pepper, carrots, and garlic. Sautee in 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium high heat for about 10 minutes until all vegetables are soft. Add the chili seasoning and grillers, and heat until they are no longer frozen.

Transfer the veg mixture to the crockpot, and add everything else. You can either cook this on high for about 3 hours and low for a while afterwards, or set on low if you're going to let it cook while you're at work all day.

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