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Im excited to share my first recipe! 🙂 Veg chili and corn muffins. This was made because I had a bunch of veggies that needed to be cooked and I was feeling too lazy to make an actual meal. So I threw a bunch of stuff together in my crock pot, along with baking some corn muffins, and got a simple n easy dinner. Plus, I think all southern bells should know how to make a chili. The night I made it, the chili looked more soup-ish. I should have let it cook longer but I was starving!! The next night it was most def chili. (Excuse the crappy cell pics. Lol. Next time Ill do better)

Veg Chili

Yummy Veg Chili

1 package of extra firm tofu, pressed and cubed
4 garlic cloves, chopped
1 large chopped onion
3 large diced tomatoes
OR 2 (28 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with juice
1 large green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 large red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
3 (15 ounce) cans no-salt-added kidney beans, drained
1 (15 ounce) can no-salt-added black beans, drained
1 (15 ounce) can no-salt-added corn, drained
16 oz. tomato sauce
1 ½ cups vegetable stock
3 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
2 teaspoons sugar
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil

If you are unfamiliar with tofu preparation, you can check out this link.

The lazy way is to throw everything into the crock pot and be done. 🙂 That’s what I did. If you want more flavor/don’t enjoy crunchy veggies you can sauté the veggies and garlic first… until they start to release their fragrance. Then throw that into the crock pot with the other yummy ingredients. Stir occasionally. Cook on high for 5-ish hours or on low for 6-8 hours.

Spicy Corn Muffins

Corn Muffin

Corn Muffin

2 cups yellow self-rising corn meal mix
1 ¼ cups soy milk
1/3 cup canola oil
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
¼ cup diced jalapeños (can be omitted)

Heat oven to 400. Spray muffin tins with non-stick spray or use cupcake paper. Combine all ingredients. Pour into cups, only filling 2/3 way. Bake 20-25 mins or until muffins are a pretty golden color.



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