This delicious recipe is a snap to make and tastes delicious! It's vegan and vegetarian, but for those who like cheese, you can serve it topped with cheese, with crackers on the side.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large saucepan saute onion, garlic, celery and olive oil until onions are soft.

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  • Add to saucepan textured vegetable protein, chili beans, tomatoes, water, sugar, salt and pepper, and chili powder. Stir occasionally, let simmer for 30 minutes. The textured vegetable protein will expand when added to liquid.

Nutrition Facts

339 calories; protein 35.9g 72% DV; carbohydrates 50.9g 16% DV; fat 4.6g 7% DV; cholesterol 0.9mg; sodium 1420.3mg 57% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2004
Excellent Recipe here are my modifications: - used Veg Ground Round instead of text veg protein - added a little white wine and only 2 cups of water not 4 - 2 cans of kidney beans used - 2 cloves of garlic only. I put everything in a crockpot (sauteed garlic onions & celery first) and left it on low all day until supper. Delish!! Read More
(22)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/28/2013
There was no flavor at the end after following recipe to the T. Except I used ground beef which should make it better. It tasted like campbells bean and bacon soup... didnt' taste like chili at all it was soupy I even excluded the 1 cup of water as reviewers said and still consistency of soup. Read More
(4)
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2004
Excellent Recipe here are my modifications: - used Veg Ground Round instead of text veg protein - added a little white wine and only 2 cups of water not 4 - 2 cans of kidney beans used - 2 cloves of garlic only. I put everything in a crockpot (sauteed garlic onions & celery first) and left it on low all day until supper. Delish!! Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2004
I was expecting this to be a thicker chili not so watery. My husband LOVED it and calls it bean soup rather than chili. The next time I make it I might try a little less liquid. I also used it without the textured protein because I couldn't find it in the store! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2003
It's the best Chili I have ever had and if you kind of makeup and add your own things as you go along it's even better. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/28/2006
This recipe was a great jumping off point for chili to feed a hungry potluck croud. I omited the celery (seeing as I didn't have any on hand). Due to another review I cut down on the water by one cup. Then when I doubled the recipe - I didn't have enough chili beans so I substituted some kidney beans (drained) instead. I wanted my chili meaty so I substituted about a pound and a half of browned ground beef for the second cup of TVP. The result was delicious. I am sure that it would be equally tasty made accoring to the recipe - but I would hold off on part of the water and see how thick you want it. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2011
Wow! This is good! I made some changes though: took the advice of some other reviewers and added a cup less water. I also used kidney beans as I couldn't find chili beans. I added a little white wine as someone else suggested. I added a bit more chili powder and a little cumin. I used turbinado sugar instead of brown sugar. I used petite diced tomatoes instead of stewed. Thanks for the recipe. I have faith in my ability to cook with TVP now.:) Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2005
I halved the recipe adding about a teaspoon of minced garlic substituting one can of kidney beans for a can of chili beans and adding about a cup of TVP dry. My roommates and family absolutely loved it! I think it's my favorite chili. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/28/2013
I like to flavor my TVP we also like to add various pepper powders and cilantro of course. I also use chili tomatoes not stewed and usually add much more cumin and chili powder to taste and throw in some hot sauce. Read More
(5)
Rating: 1 stars
02/28/2013
There was no flavor at the end after following recipe to the T. Except I used ground beef which should make it better. It tasted like campbells bean and bacon soup... didnt' taste like chili at all it was soupy I even excluded the 1 cup of water as reviewers said and still consistency of soup. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2008
This was a great dish. The children loved it as well as the hubby!! Thanks! Read More
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