Auntie Stacy's Chili

This chili is so warming. Its perfect for the chilly weather that is slowly coming in. This recipe is special to me and my family because it was handed down to us by a close family friend. Auntie Stacy exuded so much warm and kindness. This chili was the star at many a holiday parties and we always looked forward to it! This recipe is so awesome, I hope I'm able to do justice to it. Auntie Stacy, this one's for you!

The chili is flavorful and oh so hearty. It is possible to eat this for lunch and dinner! I've put this in bread bowls before and just a fair warning, you will be stuffed! I also like this because it is so easy to make and contains a plethora of nutrients. 

I made this for a work potluck last week and it was a hit! The crock pot was empty by the end! 

Auntie Stacy's Chili

Serves 10

  • 2 cups textured soy protein
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 bottle Garden Patch vegetable juice (Trader Joe's)
  • 2 large cans chopped tomatoes
  • Cans of black beans, kidney beans, white cannellini, and pinto beans
  • 2 cans of corn
  • 1 bag frozen mixed tri-color peppers
  • 1/2 head of cabbage
  • 1 bunch cilantro

Take the soy protein and soak in water until its soft

Heat up a generously oiled pan and add the textured soy protein

Flavor with the soy sauce, cumin, salt and pepper

Continue to saute until the textured soy protein shrinks in size a little bit

In the meantime, you can open all your cans

Start by adding in the tomatoes and the vegetable juice

Stir in the beans, corn, and peppers

If you notice that the chili is too thick, add in water while stirring to achieve the desired consistency

In a separate pan, saute the chopped cabbage until fragrant and add to the chili

Let the chili simmer for a while

Season to taste with more cumin, red chili flakes, salt, pepper, and fresh cilantro


Cooking Notes:

Canned beans were Auntie Stacy's go-to. If you want to go ahead and use dry beans, it will work just fine.

I prefer using fresh tomatoes instead of the canned varieties. So I will dice them up and add them after the soy protein is done cooking.

The Garden Patch vegetable juice definitely gives this chili an extra boost of flavor. If you are not able to source, it dont stress too much and sub in some tomato sauce

P.S. Did you notice the pink sweater and bowl?