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This is seriously the easiest chili ever. And so delicious! I love making this!
First let me tell you about this vegan meat! I don't eat vegan meats often. They are so overly processed that I feel like it really negates the nutritional benefits of being vegan. Besides my body doesn't handle soy well. Plus they don't usually taste very good. So I mostly just stuck to veggies and grains and such. But this vegan sausage is to die for! It's sooooo good! And even though my husband isn't a vegan he still likes the meat. I mean he'd rather have real meat. But he seems to think this is an acceptable occasional supplement. hehe! So anyway! For this recipe find this Mexican Chipotle Sausage!
Then get all these cans. I know you're probably thinking "But canned stuff isn't healthy either!" Look. Canned items that only have one ingredient are no problem to me. Or even like two or three items. People have been canning for centuries! It's still preservative free and such. And it's a huge time saver. I don't want to spend hours soaking and cooking dried beans. So yeah. I'm all for canned beans.
2 Cans of kidney beans
2 Cans of black beans (I've also used chickpeas in this instead of black beans and in addition to black beans! All very yummy options!)
2 Cans of diced tomatoes (I am a wimp with how spicy this sausage is so I used three cans to help dilute the spice. But use a minimum of 2 cans.)
This sausage can be a little tough to break up so I cut it up some before putting it in a pot of hot olive oil. Not much olive oil as you can see.
Then cook it just like you would normal sausage!
Then add in all those cans and throw a bit of salt in! Bring it up to a boil and then simmer it on medium-low until you're ready to eat!
It's great served with tortilla chips, cheese, and/or sour cream! I like it best just as it is though!
So there you have it! Best vegan chili ever!
If you want to make this and you aren't up for trying the vegan sausage that's completely understandable! Use 1/2 lb of ground beef and add chili powder to the meat when you're cooking it up. Additionally add one (or two depending on how much spice you like) 10oz can of tomatoes with green chilies. When you add the cans and salt you may want to add more chili powder to taste.