Vegan Chorizo Chili

Hi Friends!

I hope everybody had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend and enjoyed delicious food with friends and family! We started Thanksgiving morning with a good ol’ leg day before we brought on the food!! Eve just got a 24 Hour Fitness membership so now we can all go together! We’re hoping to film a workout video soon so stay tuned! 😉

So we had a total of 3 Thanksgiving feasts this weekend. We went to Vince’s family’s Thanksgiving lunch and had so much yummy Filipino food and the usual Thanksgiving staples! Then we had dinner with our family and our cousins came over to celebrate with us for Thanksgiving meal #2! Friendsgiving on Friday was feast #3. I discovered the BEST vegan chorizo EVER at TJ’s. It tastes JUST like real chorizo!! I was looking for Tofurky, which I did not find at TJ’s, but I was introduced to SOY CHORIZO. I was making chili for our Friendsgiving dinner so I decided to try something new and to incorporate the soy chorizo in my recipe. It turned out spicy and seasoned enough for me to opt out of ALL seasoning for my chili, which made things SOOO easy!! I usually don’t add onion or garlic to my recipes because they bloat me like a balloon, but I did add in chopped onion this time since it was for my friends to enjoy so I wanted that extra kick of flavor! I also used non-vegan sour cream and shredded cheese, but feel free to opt in vegan alternatives if you’d like! Enjoy my recipe below and let me know if you try it out! 🙂 It’s the perfect comfort food in preparation for the cold weather (if it ever comes)!

P.S. Eve was too full to eat a full bowl today so I turned it into a dip for her to eat with chips! It was like a 7 layer dip! Picture below!

INGREDIENTS

1 package of TJ’s Soy Chorizo
1 onion, chopped
2 tsp olive oil
4 beefsteak tomatoes, diced
1 bell pepper, diced
1 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 15 oz can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 15 oz can corn, drained

INSTRUCTIONS

Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onions and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes.
Empty the contents of TJ’s Soy Chorizo from the casing then add all remaining ingredients.
Once it boils, reduce heat and simmer on low for 15-20 minutes.
Garnish with your choice of toppings: green onions, shredded cheese, sour cream, avocados, tortilla chips.
ENJOY!

xox Elisa

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