Smoky Vegan Chili / Aromatični veganski čili

The weather has been nothing but doom and gloom lately. Not to mention the cold, yuck. Such miserable days call for a steaming bowl of something hearty and this chili is just the thing. If you already have a bunch of cooked beans on hand, it all comes together super quickly and you’ll be left with days worth of stash. Trust me – you’ll thank yourself later for having enough wisdom to cook up a larger batch. 🙂

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 6 servings / 0.93 EUR per serving / 5.57 EUR for all)

3 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.04 EUR)

2 large onions (0.20 EUR)

6 garlic cloves (0.20 EUR)

2 chili peppers (0.20 EUR)

4 large carrots (0.40 EUR)

1 red bell pepper (0.20 EUR)

1 can diced tomatoes (0.67 EUR)

2 tbsp tomato paste (0.27 EUR)

1 cup red lentils (0.67 EUR)

4 cups precooked black beans (1.00 EUR)

1 block smoked tofu (1.00 EUR)

1 tsp garlic powder (0.01 EUR)

½ tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.07 EUR)

2 tsp smoked paprika (0.13 EUR)

1 tbsp sweet Hungarian paprika (0.07 EUR)

2 tbsp dried parsley (0.13 EUR)

1 bay leaf (0.03 EUR)

4 cups vegetable broth (0.27 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash, peel and finely dice all the veggies. Drain tofu and cut into cubes. Wash the lentils in a colander under running water. Drain and rinse the beans. Add oil to a big pot and saute onion on high heat for a few minutes until slightly translucent. Throw in fresh garlic, chili peppers, carrots and bell pepper, stir and cook for a few minutes to slightly caramelize. Add in all of the remaining ingredients and bring to a rolling boil.

As soon as the stew starts boiling, reduce heat to low and cook with a lid cracked open for 30 minutes. Stir occasionally and add in a splash of water if needed. Taste and adjust seasoning and serve warm. This dish reheats great and will keep refrigerated for up to five days.

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Zadnji su dani bili baš apokaliptični i grozno hladni, a takvo bezvezno vrijeme je kao stvoreno za neko vruće jelo na žlicu. Ovaj čili je zato došao k’o naručen. Ako već imate doma kuhanog graha, jelo ćete pripremiti za čas, a ostati će vam i nekoliko porcija za kasnije. Vjerujte mi, biti ćete sami sebi jako zahvalni što ste bili dovoljno mudri da se opskrbite većom zalihom. 🙂

SASTOJCI:

(Za 6 porcija / 7,09 kn po porciji / 42,51 kn za sve)

3 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,30 kn)

2 velika luka (1,50 kn)

6 češnjeva češnjaka (1,50 kn)

2 čili papričice (1,50 kn)

4 velike mrkve (3,00 kn)

1 crvena paprika roga (1,50 kn)

1 konzerva sjeckanih pelata (5,00 kn)

2 žlice koncentrata od rajčice (2,00 kn)

1 šalica crvene leće (5,00 kn)

4 šalice kuhanog crnog graha (7,50 kn)

1 dimljeni tofu (7,50 kn)

1 žličica češnjaka u prahu (0,50 kn)

½ žličice soli (0,01 kn)

1 žličica svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,50 kn)

2 žličice dimljene paprike (1,00 kn)

1 žlica slatke crvene paprike (1,00 kn)

2 žlice sušenog peršina (1,00 kn)

1 lovorov list (0,20 kn)

4 šalice povrtnog temeljca (2,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i fino nasjeckajte svo povrće. Ocijedite tofu i narežite ga na kockice. U mrežastoj cjediljci dobro isperite leću pod mlazom vode. Ocijedite i isperite grah. Dodajte ulje u veliki lonac, pa na jakoj vatri par minuta dinstajte luk dok ne bude staklast. Ubacite svježi češnjak, čili, mrkve i papriku rogu, promiješajte i kratko kuhajte dok se povrće ne karamelizira. Sada dodajte sve preostale sastojke i pustite da sve zavrije.

Čim čili zavrije smanjite vatru i krčkajte sa odškrinutim poklopcem 30 minuta. Povremeno promiješajte, a po potrebi dodajte još malo vode. Kušajte i prilagodite začine, pa poslužite toplo. Ovo se jelo super podgrijava, a u hladnjaku će držati do pet dana.

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Smoky Vegan Chili / Aromatični veganski čili

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