Vegan Chili

Tonight was definitely a chili night. So I made some!

2 medium onions
3 cloves garlic
2 T vegetable oil
1/2 cup chili powder
1 can red kidney beans
1 can black beans
12 meatless meatballs
1 T Tabasco chipotle sauce
1 large can crushed tomatoes
2 T molasses
2 T honey
salt and pepper for seasoning
1 bay leaves

Sweat/saute the onions and garlic in the oil.
Add some of the chili powder and a little salt and pepper and continue to sweat.
Wash the beans, and add them to the mix. Add a little more chili powder.
Crush up and mix in the meatballs, and add the chipotle sauce.
Add the crushed tomatoes, and use about half a can of water to rinse out the can and add that to the mix.
Simmer the chili, add the molasses and honey, and add in two bay leaves.
Chili is ready when the bay leaves are flexible, be sure to take them out!


  1. you vegan now? (though some vegans would poke you in the eye for using honey)

    • mik3cap

      Nah, I just like to cook that way.

      Also, no-honey vegans are crazypants.

        • mik3cap

          Yeah well, if Vegans were really serious, they’d stop inhaling all those viruses.

          • etherial

            You’re skipping ahead.

            You forgot the innocent hamsters and cute little grasshoppers that get mangled in grain harvesting machines.

      • Ah! Now if only you can do gluten-free you cane come live at my house!

        • mik3cap

          Gluten-free is easy!

          Find me a girlfriend and a job, and it’s a deal. πŸ™‚

  2. nimoz

    i made chilli last night too! but mine is COMPLETELY different than yours. beans, chilli powder and bay leaves are about the only things we have in common. oh and onion.
    i’m kinda thinking the honey and molasses might be an interesting (in a good way πŸ™‚ ) thing to add…