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A Honey of a Chili

A Honey of a ChiliA vegetarian chili chock-full of kidney beans, onion, bell pepper and tofu with the sweetness of honey added.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (15-ounce) package firm tofu
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (15-ounce) can red kidney beans, undrained
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

Cooking Directions:

  1. Using a cheese grater shred tofu and freeze in zippered bag or airtight container. Thaw tofu; place in a strainer and press out excess liquid.
  2. In large saucepan or Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot; cook and stir onion, green pepper and garlic 3 to 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender and begin to brown.
  3. Stir in chili powder, cumin, salt, oregano and crushed red pepper. Stir in tofu; cook and stir 1 minute.
  4. Stir in diced tomatoes, kidney beans, tomato sauce, honey and vinegar. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Makes 6 servings.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Honey Board.