Wellest Challenge Recipe 3: Protein-Packed Vegan Chili

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Vegan chili warms the soul. This original recipe has all the protein and veggies you’ll need… And did I mention it’s topped with tempeh and avocado?! To boot, this recipe is super easy to customize and personalize—don’t be afraid to make this baby your own.

Avocado Crema

1/4 pound tomatillos (optional), husked and chopped
1/2 cup mashed avocado
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
2 tablespoons each, lime juice and water
Salt to taste

Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Adjust salt to taste. Refrigerate and serve!

Vegan Chilli

8 ounces tempeh
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup diced white onion
1/2 cup diced yellow pepper
1 cup cooked black beans
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
2 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
11/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/4 teaspoons each ground chipotle powder and smoked Paprika
1 bay leaf
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 can diced roasted tomatoes
1 cup stout beer (optional – sub for vegetable stock)
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Optional veggies: carrots, celery, corn

To make chili:

  1. Steam Tempeh for 15 minutes, let cool a bit.
  2. In large pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and bell pepper (feel free to throw in some diced carrot + celery + corn too for extra veggies!) Break the tempeh into crumbles in the pan.
  3. Saute until onions become translucent.
  4. Adjust heat to medium-low and stir in black beans, nutritional yeast, chili powder, cumin, ground chipotle powder, smoked paprika, bay leaf and tomato paste.
  5. Cook for 5 minutes. Stir frequently. Add diced roasted tomatoes, beer, and tomato sauce.
  6. Cover with a lid, bring to a simmer, and cook for 15 minutes stirring occasionally.
  7. Remove the bay leaf, stir in salt and pepper. Drizzle crema over and enjoy!

PS: We won’t tell anyone if you top with extra avocado 😉

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