We went on a bean kick last weekend. The apartment wasn't the most pleasant place to be for a few days, but our taste buds were certainly happy with us! Next on our list was meat-free chili!
kidney beans (dark and regular)
ground soy "sausage" (to replace the ground meat)
2 cans diced tomatoes
1 small can tomato paste
pinch of cinnamon
Saute your veggies and then add coarsely chopped ground soy; chopping up your package of soy just makes it a little easier to break apart in the pot. Add some seasoning to bring in the flavor. Once you break apart your soy a bit, add the kidney beans and simmer until they're warm. Add the diced tomato and simmer about 5 minutes. Add your little can of tomato paste to thicken it all up, otherwise it just looks like a chili soup. Take a little sample and see if it's spicy enough for you! If not, add more chili powder, cumin, and red pepper!
Top with Mexican cheese and sour cream! (Don't forget your Lactaid!) Serve with salad and buttered whole wheat bread. mmmm....