Vegetarian Chili Recipe
by Rick Hill, Ph.D.
It's also a perfect vegetarian chili recipe for
new vegetarians who want to impress friends who say, "You're
a vegetarian? What do you EAT?"
Nothing fancy or organic, here---any working single person, college
student, or fast-food fan can put together this vegetarian chili
recipe with minimum time and hassle.
VEGETARIAN CHILE RECIPE WITH RIBLETS (r)
Large frying pan
Sharp steak knife
1 can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 can stewed tomatoes, drained
1 can corn, drained and rinsed
1-2 cups tomato sauce
1 medium onion; chopped and sautéed in vegetable oil
2 tablespoons Chili powder
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons Ground cumin
1 or 2 packages Gardenburger (r) Riblets
Gardenburger Riblets have the closest texture to beef of any
meat substitute on the market. They're meant to be a barbeque
dish, but they
work even better as the crowning glory of this vegetarian chili
1. To get started with this unique vegetarian chili recipe, fry
the onions while you defrost the Riblets in your microwave for
45 seconds. If you don't have a microwave, defrost the Riblets
for an hour or so ahead of time.
2. Next step for this mouthwatering vegetarian chili recipe:
Take the Riblets from the plastic bag and chop them into bite
size chunks. You can discard the extra barbeque sauce in the bag
or add it for an extra tang. In any case, no need to rinse the
3. Add the Riblets to the onion, and sauté a few more
minutes at high temperature.
4. Add the beans, corn, and tomatoes and stir them all together.
Your vegetarian chili recipe is almost there.
5. Pour in tomato sauce---less if you like thick chili, more
if you like your chili soupy.
6. Sprinkle in the soy sauce, chili powder, and cumin
7. Turn down heat and let simmer for 10 minutes.
This hearty and easy-to-prepare vegetarian chili recipe serves
two or three skeptical friends, who'll have trouble believing
it's vegetarian chili.
You can also keep the leftovers and warm them up for a couple
of future meals---This vegetarian chili recipe tastes as good
or better the second and third day. Serve with salad plus cornbread,
biscuits, or bread and margarine. ENJOY!
to the GardenBurger website for more info on the crowning glory
of your vegetarian chili recipe!
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||Rick Hill, Ph.D. writes articles, fiction, and poetry and teaches writing at the college level. His new book of poems, No Hands, can be ordered here.