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Vegetarian Tofu Chili Recipe

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Vegetarian Tofu Chili Recipe
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This vegetarian chili recipe packs twice the protein punch with both beans and tofu. Vegetarian chili is always a great idea to bring to a potluck, since it's easy to whip up a large batch.

See also: More homemade vegetarian chili recipes


  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 14 oz package of firm or extra firm tofu, crumbled
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 tbsp chili powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 14 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 28 oz can whole or diced tomatoes, with liquid
  • 1 28 oz can kidney beans, drained
  • 3 tbsp sugar


In a large pot, sautee the tofu in the vegetable oil over medium high heat for about 3 minutes. Add the onions, green pepper, garlic, mushroms, chili powder, salt and pepper, cayenne and cumin. Cook until veggies are just barely tender, about 5 minutes.

Add the tomato sauce, whole or diced tomatoes, beans and sugar. Bring to a slow simmer. Cover and allow to cook for at least 45 minutes. Enjoy!

Makes 8 servings of homemade chili.

Got leftovers? Here's a few ideas for leftover chili.

Nutritional information, per serving (from Calorie Count):
Calories: 486
% Daily Value:
Total Fat: 9.1g, 14% / Saturated Fat: 1.7g, 9%
Cholesterol: 0mg, 0%
Sodium: 313mg, 13%
Total Carbohydrates: 77.4g, 26%
Dietary Fiber: 19.1g, 76%
Protein: 28.9g
Vitamin A 47%, Vitamin C 72%, Calcium 21%, Iron 49%

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 4 out of 5
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Made this last night after looking for some different vegetarian chili recipes. Like the earlier review, I didn't add salt (the canned veggies had enough - and they were low sodium) or sugar. I did add some worcestershire sauce to the recipe, which I realize some may not consider vegetarian. Also topped with nutritional yeast.

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