Tofu Chilli

    16 hours 20 minutes

    I prefer to let this chilli sit overnight in the fridge too before serving. Garnish with chopped fresh coriander or parsley.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 75g dried kidney beans, soaked overnight
    • 125g dried flageolet beans, soaked overnight
    • 75g dried lentils, soaked overnight
    • 1 kg tomatoes, diced
    • 6 cups (1 1/2 litres) water
    • 3 green chillies, diced
    • freshly diced mushrooms
    • 1 green capsicum, sliced
    • 1 red capsicum, sliced
    • 100g fresh green beans, trimmed
    • 2 stalks celery, diced
    • 1 onion, diced
    • 1 red onion, diced
    • 1 packet extra firm tofu, drained, crumbled
    • salt and freshly black pepper, to taste
    • chilli powder, to taste

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:4hours  ›  Extra time:12hours soaking  ›  Ready in:16hours20min 

    1. Drain and rinse kidney beans, flageolet beans and lentils. Combine in a large pot and cover with water then boil over medium high for 1 hour, or until tender.
    2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan over high heat combine tomatoes and 6 cups water; bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered for 1 hour or until tomatoes are broken down.
    3. Stir the tomatoes into the beans and add chillies, mushrooms, green capsicum, red capsicum, green beans, celery, onions and tofu. Season with salt, pepper and chilli powder to taste. Simmer for 2 to 3 hours or until desired consistency is reached.

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    Made it vegetarian. I tweaked this recipe a bit to suit my taste (and time constraints), and it's awesome! I used a can of chilli beans instead of soaking all those dry beans, left out the green beans, didn't bother to cook the tomatoes down, browned the tofu up a bit first, and only added water as needed as it cooked, which made it the perfect consistency.  -  29 Sep 2008


    Made it vegetarian. This was a great change from traditional chilli. I did use canned beans and tomatoes instead of the soaked beans and fresh tomatoes. That made it easier and a lot less time consuming for me.  -  29 Sep 2008


    Used different ingredients. I would call this Vegan chilli Soup. The flavour is great, but the only thing chunky about it was the tofu. Go with fresh garlic and a sprinkle of chilli pepper flakes.  -  29 Sep 2008