Friday, February 25, 2011

Vegan Chilli

Who needs another freakin vegan chilli recipe when there are 2340873259872395715 billion out there on the web already? Every vegan cookbook I own has a chilli recipe in it. But if you're like me, and try a new recipe every time you make it, just in case there is an even better one, then why not post another recipe, I say! Ha. Especially since this one was pretty delicious.
This one makes a huge pot. Halving it would work fine.

Three-Bean Chilli (or, Another Vegan Chilli)
Serves 9


4 garlic cloves, chopped
1 huge onion, sliced
200g carrots, diced
100g celery, diced
1.5 cups cooked kidney beans
1.5 cups cooked white (cannellini) beans
1.5 cups cooked black eye peas (or 1x400g can of each, or any kind of bean you like)
1 cup 'chicken' stock (I use Massel)
1 x 800g can tomatoes
2 bay leaves
1 tbsp dried oregano
1/2 tbsp ground cumin
1 tbsp hot chilli powder (more or less to taste)

First, fry (in oil or water) onion and garlic until soft. Add to the pan the carrots and celery and cook them til soft.

Chuck in the rest of the ingredients and bring to the boil. Once boiling turn down the heat and simmer until it's more 'saucy' and not watery. I think I did mine for about half an hour.

Serve on top of something - rice, quinoa, barley, pasta? Whatever you like! Easiest chilli ever. Actually they are all kind of easy.

This makes up for the expensive last post - About 70 cents per serve (not including the grain base if you use one, and there would be less serves if you didn't have a grain base.)

This was really pretty good for me just chucking things in the pot. I couldn't be bothered getting out a recipe book and I'm pretty sure chilli usually has cumin and oregano in it. Well it does now. The 1 tbsp of hot chilli was fine for us, but firey-toothed people may want to add more, (or less if you're chicken).
Charlee likes to sit in awkward places.
This is a very, very rare occurence. In fact they can barely stand being in the same room as each other. We don't mind fitting ourselves around the cat's comfort, especially if they BOTH want to sleep with us haha.

Ah, cats. Endless amusement you are. Except when you dig up my carrot and bean seeds. Gah.

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