Vegan Vittles Stick-To-Your-Ribs Chili

October 4, 2010 by Keri

It’s autumn and we all know what that means- chili season!  As a kid, chili really grossed me out.  I know, gasp, but there were always those big floppy skinless tomato slices hanging out in there, not to mention celery, my childhood arch nemesis.  My mom would spend all day making it, and I’d be the little brat who refused to even touch it.  I guess I get pay back there, because when I made this awesome Stick-To-Your-Ribs Vegan Chili (page 126) from Vegan Vittles, my little man wouldn’t even taste it.  Oh well, more for us!

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Nothing tastes so good on a cool autumn day as a hot, steamy bowl of chili or soup!  And I don’t think anything goes better with chili than a nice little stack of organic saltine crackers.  Yum!  Don’t tell anyone, but the stick-to-your-ribs hearty secret of this Vegan Vittles recipe is bulgur.  It’s delicious and definitely keeps you feeler full much longer!  If you’re having trouble finding bulgur where the other grains are kept, check the bulk isle.  It’s the only place I’m able to find it at our Whole Foods, but it’s nice to have on hand.

Vegan Soup Recipes

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I know a lot of you have your own heavily-guarded top-secret chili recipes, but if you’re like me and don’t have your own yet, this one is great! And since it has bulgur rather than TVP, even your nonvegan friends and family will chow down without a single thought or wrinkled nose.  As I mentioned in my last post, I just love the recipes in Vegan Vittles; I’ve gone a little crazy making them, so look out for more to come, including a recipe for Barbecue-Style Braised Short “Ribs”!

What’s your favorite chili recipes? Links are welcome!

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  1. Krystina says:

    I made chili tonight too! It was baller.

  2. Anna says:

    I adore the Back Yard BBQ Chili from Vegan Planet, in fact my whole family, omnivores to vegans love it and if we’re having a chili get together it’s always the one that gets asked for. It does require a bit more prep as I refuse to buy bottled bbq sauce so I have to make it first, but it’s so worth it. In fact I may add it to the menu for later this week!

  3. I have my own little recipe for vegan chili that i love to make! Now i feel inspired to a new post w/ a recipe for it! Thanks Keri. I’ll keep ya updated. 🙂

  4. James says:

    I just made chili a few days ago. I added crumbled tofu, which made the final product look weird but taste quite good.