Food, Nutrition and Cooking

OOO Baby, it’s Chili inside

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I’ve just started cooking with TVP (textured vegetable protein). It’s a great basic for anyone trying to go meatless. This recipe is very easy, warming and delicious.

TVP Chili

1 cup TVP

7/8 cup boiling water

1-3 cloves garlic, minced (depending on size of cloves and how garlicky you like your chili)

1 1/2 onions, chopped

2 T canola oil

1 15 oz can kidney beans, drained and rinsed

2-4 T chili powder, to taste

Cover TVP with boiling water and let sit one hour to absorb liquid.

Heat oil in large skillet, cook onions until they start to become translucent. Add garlic and saute another minute or 2. Add prepared TVP, tomatoes, chili powder and beans and cook approximately 30 minutes until all the flavors combine. 

Serve hot over rice.

Approximately 4-6 servings. 

1 28 oz can peeled tomatoes with the liquid


Author: ssleedsrd1843

Sari Schlussel-Leeds, MS, RD, CDN is a Registered Dietitian who loves to cook and to eat! Her love of both naturally led to a career in nutrition. After years practicing clinical nutrition, Sari now focuses on Nutrition Education. Sari’s limits her private practice to the counseling of adults specializing in medical nutrition therapy. With “moderation” as her mantra, Sari knows that no matter what the condition, eating needs to be pleasurable. Her blog,, is a forum reflecting that mantra with healthful and delicious foods as well as tips for a healthy lifestyle. All content of is the intellectual property of Sari Schlussel-Leeds, MS, RDN, CDN

One thought on “OOO Baby, it’s Chili inside

  1. Xox

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