Saturday, March 2, 2024

Chipotle Adobo Vegan Chili with Fritos!

This smoky-flavored chili is so good you’ll never miss the meat!

½ cup extra-virgin olive oil (enough to generously cover bottom of pot)

2 large white onions, chopped

    Cook until softened and translucent


12 garlic cloves minced or crushed

    Cook 1-2 minutes


4 tsp. chili powder

    Cook 2-3 minutes until oil has taken on the color of the chili


3 or 4 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (Goya), plus 3 tsp. adobo sauce

    Finely chop chipotle peppers

    Optional: add 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (we do!)

1 6-oz. can cup tomato paste

    Cook until it starts to stick to bottom of pan when scraped with spatula (almost burned)


2   28-oz. cans diced tomatoes (can be fire roasted or not)

    Gradually increase heat until simmering. Cook 10 minutes.


4  15-oz. cans pinto beans, drained and rinsed

4  tsp. salt

Freshly ground black pepper

2  cups of water to cover beans

    Simmer with splatter screen at least 30 minutes, until thickened

1 lime

    Add juice of lime after done cooking


Fritos or other salty tortilla chips

    Serve with Fritos to mix in when eating

    Add squeeze of lime to each bowl when serving

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