I had to make dinner tonight because Mikey flaked out, so I looked around and decided it was chili night. My mom has a set recipe for this but I'm a little more experimental. So here's what I did:
I sauteed a chopped white onion and garlic with a little oil, then added a bag of soy meat. I seasoned it with cumin, chili powder and salt. Then I decided I needed more spice so I chopped up two serrano chiles and threw them in. I also added a little orange bell pepper. I still wasn't satisfied, so I added chopped tomato. This is what it looked like.
Then I added a can of chili beans and a can of black beans. I'd like to soak my own beans someday; however, dinner in a hurry does not equal soaked beans. I simmered the mixture for about ten minutes and added a little more chili powder and salt.
After ten minutes of patient waiting, I was starving. I served it atop a green salad with some leftover chopped onion and Daiya cheese on top.
I think this may be my favorite version yet, but I still want to play around with chili. I found a recipe for sweet potato black bean chili at work today, so that may be veganized in the near future!