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            Chili sin carne


Who hasn't once eaten chili con carne? And I think until now I have never met someone who didn't like it! Because this dish is super satisfying, warming and gives you strength with all the beans and corn inside ... and in case of this recipe also the soy.

When having this chili sin carne or chili con soy, you would maybe not even notice there is no meat involved. Because the soy granules I am using, get almost the same texture as meat when cooking.

It was one of the dishes that convinced my family that eating vegan isn't boring and that you don't need to go without your favorite dishes. It is so simple to veganize some of them!

If you don't like soy, it is also possible to leave the soy granules out, it is super tasty with the veggies only as well!




Making this chili is actually really easy.

As I would recommend to use canned beans, corn and chopped tomatoes, all you have to do is to chop the onions, garlic and paprika.

Then you can simply throw everything in a pot and just wait until it is ready.

Fluffy brown rice makes the perfect combination and you end up with a very nourishing and healthy bowl.

This chili is a great dish on cold winter days and always appreciated on parties!

Give it a try and I hope you'll like this chili sin carne!


Chili sin carne




(serves six)


4 medium white onions

1 clove garlic

olive oil

1 heaped tsp chili powder

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp ground coriander

1 tsp salt & pepper

2 red paprikas

1 red pepper

2 cans red kidney beans

1 can corn

2 cans chopped tomatoes

250g soy granules

400g brown rice




1. Peel and finely chop the onions, garlic and the paprikas.

2. Heat some olive oil in your biggest pan or pot and roast the onions and garlic until lightly brown.

3. Add the paprika, kidney beans, corn and tomatoes. Fill the empty tomato cans with a little water and add it to the pot.

4. Add the soy granules and the herbs. Let the chili cook on medium high heat for one hour.

5. In the meantime cook the rice with twice the amount of water.

6. Taste and eventually add some more herbs.

7. Enjoy with the brown rice.