I love chili. So when I knew I was going vegetarian, I needed to find a good substitute. I found it with Ben’s Red Mill 13 Bean soup which comes with a chili recipe.
I took out the onion and found some diced tomatoes with chili peppers in it and I also stuck it on the crock pot. After soaking the beans overnight, I drained and resoaked the beans in the crock pot and let it cook on the low setting for 6 more hours. Then I added the tomato sauce, chopped tomatoes and chilis, and chili powder. It cooked for an additional 2 hours.
Quite frankly, I don’t miss the meat and I didn’t have to add tofu. This will be a permanent recipe for me. I added crackers and cheese to make it even better. Best yet, after the crock pot, I was able to make 4 samples for friends an other 4 meals for me, plus my meal for that night.
I don’t think this will make my wife happy.