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The Best Vegan Chili Ever

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Super delicious, easy to make, crowd pleasing, nutritious, and tasty vegan chili!

The Best Vegan Chili Ever
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Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 medium white onions, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 Tbs chili powder
  • 1½ cups each of cooked kidney, black and garbanzo beans (or 1 (15oz) can of each - drained and rinsed. discard the fluid) 4½ cups total
  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • 28 oz can crushed tomato
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 Tbs agave syrup or sugar
Instructions
  1. sauté onions in olive oil until tender
  2. add spices and cook additional 1 - 2 minutes
  3. add tomato paste and stir for 1 minute
  4. add remaining ingredients and heat, covered, over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, for about 30 min.
  5. Notes
  6. Optional: 2 or 3 cloves of crushed garlic or a tsp of garlic powder (or to taste)
  7. Suggested toppings
  8. chopped lettuce and cilantro
  9. vegan shredded cheese
  10. sliced avocado or a dollop of guacamole
  11. vegan sour cream
  12. When cooking for suspicious carnivores, or nervous "almost-vegans" I have on occasion thrown in a package of veggie crumbles to give them the mouth feel they are used to. It's a good use for the "analogue meats".

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