Thursday, February 16, 2012

QUICK AND EASY VEGAN CHILI


 This is a super easy and healthy meatless meal that you can make in less than 30 minutes


 Use and make however much you need and just throw everything in the skillet

What you need:
1/2 Soy Chorizo (take out of casing) *Trader Joe's
1 Can Black Beans
1 Can Kidney Beans
1 package already made lentils *Trader Joe's

Veggies: 
(amounts are approximate)
1/4 Red Onion
1 Jalapeno (without seeds)
1/2 Red Bell Pepper
1/2 Tomato or sliced cherry tomatos about 1/2 cup
1 1/2 Cups of frozen Corn
2 cloves of garlic

Spices:
Use according to taste I usually start with 1/2 teaspoon and go from there
Ground Cumin
Chili Powder
Course Black Pepper
Tony's (the best Cajun spice EVER)

Serve on 
Quinoa (prepare while chili is heating up)
 First put all of your veggies and spices in the skillet and cook for a few minutes then add the chorizo

Continue to cook for a few minutes and then add beans and lentils 
cook until beans and lentils are warm and veggies are tender
Then serve over Quinoa
and add a dollop of sour cream (vegan or dairy)

The end result? AMAZING chili that does not take all day to make!
The best part about this recipe is you can make as much or as little as you want
I  made plenty for left overs so I had something easy to prepare all week!
Other meal ideas:
Serve with tortilla chips
or make a burrito wrap and add cheese (vegan or dairy)

It appears that I did not take photos of the final product, but it was a HUGE hit!
Enjoy