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Chili Soups/stews Vegetarian


  • 6 To 12 chilies
  • 3 c Cold water
  • 1 pk Soy or textured vegetable protein (12oz)
  • 2 tb Oil
  • 1 md Onion; chopped
  • 1 cl Garlic; minced
  • 1 tb Cumin
  • 1/2 ts Red pepper
  • 1 tb Paprika
  • 12 c Water


Wash, stem and remoeve seeds from the chilies. Put chiliesin 3 cups cold water and bring to a boil. After about 45 minutes to an hour the skins should slip off easily. Mash the pulp into a paste. If this seems too difficult, you can substitute chili powder at the ratio of 1 tablespoon chili powder to a pod of chili. Read the instructions on the soy or TVP package to see if the product was soaked beforehand. If not, use some of the water to prepare this ingredient. Saute the onions in the olive oil until translucent. Add the garlic and spices , then the 12 cups of water. Bring to a boil, then add the nuggets. Reduce to a simmer, cook for 30 minutes to an hour. If this seems too runny, you can thicken with masa, the cornmeal flour used in tortillas. When made in bulk, this chili can readily be frozen.
Total calories per serving: 163 Fat 4 grams
Source: Vegetarian Journal, Jan/Feb 1995 Pooh's Recipe dbase ( 2/4/96
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