November 13, 2008 4:32 PM Subscribe
I want to make a vegan chili stew. Help me make it nutritious and delicious and I may let you have some. Extended culinary noodling inside.
posted by turgid dahlia to food & drink (43 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
I like to make stews and chilis and pasta sauces and weird vegan soup things. I've decided that tonight, with the assistance of beer, I am going to make the greatest chili known to all humankind. Here's what I'm going to do:
1) Soak some tvp (textured vegetable protein) in vegetable stock, garlic and pepper
2) While this happens, lightly molest some red onions in olive oil
3) Add tasty soaked tvp to pot where the onions and olive oil are
4) Add crushed tomatoes, kidney beans, grated carrot, chili flakes, a variety of herbs and spices and possibly red wine
5) Permit to stew for a while, then add corn kernels, mushrooms, and spinach
6) Permit to stew for longer, then serve with rice.
Now, my questions are thus:
1) What am I doing wrong?
2) What can I do better?
3) What else can I add?
4) Is frozen corn or canned corn more nutritious?
Basically I want your tips on making the greatest vegan chili ever, packed full of good healthy stuff, good and hot but not too painful. Help me put together a shopping list, Metafilter! The concept of "chili" is, so far as I can tell, a particularly American one, so advice from that corner of the planet would be greatly appreciated.