CHILI (spicy quick method)CHILI (spicy quick method)
From Vegan - Vegetarian Recipe Book: How Mary and Frank and Friends Eat

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Chili (spicy quick method)
2 lb. can Tomatoes, crushed, or 1 lb. each of crushed and whole
1 Spanish Onion, large, diced
1 lb. can Pinto Beans
1 lb. can Kidney Beans
1 lb. can Black Beans
1 lb. Tofu, cubed
1 lb. Frozen Corn
1 Bell Pepper, diced
1 Tbsp. Garlic, chopped or crushed
2 Tbsp. Chili Powder
2 Tbsp. Cumin
1 Tbsp. Basil, dried leaf
1-3 Chipotle Peppers, chopped, to taste
1/4 tsp. Red Pepper powder (optional)

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Chili (spicy quick method) is a really hot spicy vegan recipe that can easily be made less hot by using fewer chipotle peppers or little or no red pepper powder. Preparation time is about 15 minutes and cooking time is about 30 minutes in a microwave oven set on high. This chili recipe will make about 6 servings as a main meal with a salad, or twice as many servings if served over a bed of brown rice. Leftovers can be stored in a covered container in the refrigerator for a few days.

Place all the ingredients in a covered pot or covered casserole dish. (To reduce the salt content, drain off the liquid from the canned beans into a measuring cup. Note the quantity of liquid, and discard. Replace the discarded liquid with an equal amount of water.)

Cook on the stove top on low heat or in the microwave until the onions become translucent and the chili begins to thicken.   Stir often during the cooking process.  If the Chili begins to thicken before the Onions are cooked, add a little water. 

For even quicker cooking time, cook the onion and garlic first, and then add the other ingredients.

Serve either as is, over brown rice, or baked potatoes.  You also can use the leftovers to make a chili salad.  Enjoy!

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Vegan FlagThe above recipe is in keeping with God's creation intent (Genesis 1:29-31): 'Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground-- everything that has the breath of life in it-- I give every green plant for food." And it was so. God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.' (NIV) Let no animal suffer or die that we may live!