Vegetarian Chili con carne

Vegetarian con carne
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 5
  • Serving size: 350 g
  • Calories: 557
  • Fat: 33g
  • Saturated fat: 11 g
  • Carbohydrates: 35 grams
  • Sugar: 14.35g
  • Sodium: 8.75 g
  • Fiber: 11.2g
  • Protein: 35
Recipe type: Vegetarian
Cuisine: USA
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Chilli con carne is an iconical dish in Tex-Mex cooking that has been around for more than a while now. It has its origins in either Northern Mexico or Southern Texas, where it is loved by all. Chili con carne, literally means “ Chili with meat, which this dish definitely is not. Not many would know, though. The texturised soya protein (soya mince ) gives this dish all of the texture that a meat mince version would have. Flavour is taken care of by the fantastic spicy taste of the Chillies and the other ingredients.
  • Soya mince ( TVP) - 2 cups
  • Kidney beans - one can
  • Garlic – 2 cloves (finely chopped
  • Bell pepper – one large ( topped, seeds removed and chopped)
  • Fresh Chillies – three ( topped and chopped)
  • Olive oil - two tablespoons ( 30 ml)
  • Tinned tomatoes – one can
  • Vegetable stock – one cup
  • Soya sauce – one tablespoon
  • Tomato puree – 2 tablespoons
  • Cumin powder – one teaspoon
  • Chilli powder – two teaspoons
  • Paprika – one tablespoon
  • Marjoram – ¼ teaspoon
  • Sugar – one teaspoon
  • Soured cream – 150 ml
  • Salt to season
  1. Reconstitute Soya mince by soaking in hot water at a ratio of 1:1 for 15 minutes
  2. Heat oil in a deep-sided skillet
  3. Add the onions and fry until starting to change colour
  4. Add the bell peppers and chillies. Cook until beginning to soften
  5. Add the garlic. Stir for a minute
  6. Add the Chilli, cumin and paprika powders. Stir or a minute
  7. Add the soya mince and saute for two minutes
  8. Now add all the remaining ingredients except the beans and the soured cream
  9. Bring to the boil and then turn down the heat to a slow simmer. Cook uncovered for 20 minutes
  10. Add the beans and cook for a further 10 to 15 minutes
  11. Season to taste
  12. Serve topped with soured cream
Keywords; Vegetarian Chili con carne