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Veggie semi-fastfood

A few days ago I made chili sin carne. SO easy! And it tastes really good. Just as good as chili con carne.
I mean, just imagine, the spices are all there, the veggies as well. It tastes so rich, you won’t miss the meat at all.

If you really do miss it though, there’s enough alternatives out there.

This Quorn one for example,is a nice choice.
You can pretty much add it to any dish that would require minced meat, and just prepare it as you would normal meat.

And the most awesome part is, you can just put it in the freezer. This way you will have instant food for when you’re lazy. YAY!
Eat it with a good piece of bread, or potatoes, whatever the heck you have laying around.

Let’s get cookin’!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 3 big carrots
  • one full red bell pepper
  • white/red beans in tomato sauce
  • spices: salt & pepper, paprika, pilli pilli, optional for extra spice: harissa
  • sweet chili sauce and ginger syrup

Take a cooking pot, and heat up some olive oil so that the base is covered.
Chuck in the minced garlic, and let it simmer in the oil. This way the aroma will spread throughout the oil.

After a minute, add the chopped onion. Let this glaze up. (Glaze, not fry. Don’t let them get brown. That’s a tip my grandma tought me LOL. If you just let them soften up, they’ll get nice and sweet)

When the onions are all delicious and glazed, add the chopped carrots and bell pepper to the mix. Stir a little, give it a minute, and then add a bit of water into the pot and cover it with a lid.
Now we’re going to give the veggies some time to soften up nicely, let them sit for a while on medium heat, and check back every now and then to see to it that there’s still some water in there.
(by putting the lid on there, you’re making sure all of the juices stay in there, and you’re essentially steaming the veggies)
It’ll take about 15-20 minutes, or longer, depends on how soft you like them.

After they’ve softened up nicely add the beans in tomato sauce.
THEN lastly, add the spices, chili sauce and ginger syrup to taste, give it one more minute, and done!

Bon appétit!

Do you like SPICE? ^_^

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About LifeOfBun

I'm a student from Belgium, but raised in Holland. My life evolves around animals, games, traveling, make-up, and COLOR. I seek for cruelty free awesomeness & alternatives to my favorite things each day. ^_^

Posted on June 2, 2012, in Box o' food, Foods and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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