Chili sin Carne Recipe, delicious hot Cooking without Meat

Chili sin Carne

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Now I would like to introduce you to my recipe Chili sin Carne. A chili vegetarian or vegan, which makes you full and happy without meat.

You want it spicy and uncomplicated? Aquí está, here you are right!

A lot of guests can eat there. My chili quickly gets on the table and makes everyone happy. 

Have fun cooking and eating. 

Chili con Carne

Chili con carne, the recipe for the classic Mexican stew I show you another post. © Food Photographer Thomas Sixt

1. Chili sin Carne – it’s all in the Shopping


Well, I’ll whisper it in your ear now: Chili sin Carne is one of the fastest stews I know. Guaranteed to work, no matter whether it’s prepared in a student dormitory or in an office kitchen!

The greatest effort is made when shopping. For a good Chili sin Carne, please get the following ingredients:

  • smoked tofu
  • strained canned tomatoes
  • canned kidney beans
  • canned sweet corn
  • fresh red peppers
  • onion
  • fresh garlic
  • fresh red chilli pepper
  • lime
  • flat parsley or spring onions
  • olive oil
  • vegetable broth
  • sugar
  • paprika powder
  • cumin
  • salt and pepper

2. The Way to fiery hot Chili – the Preparation

Chili sin Carne im Topf

A Chili sin Carne is a great colourful Mexican stew without meat.

What do you have to do now to prepare your chili quickly and safely?

  1. Cutting – onion, garlic and fresh paprika in cubes, chilli pepper in fine rings
  2. Rasps – smoked tofu, lime peel
  3. Open cans – kidney beans, sweet corn, strained tomatoes
  4. Mixing – granulated vegetable stock
  5. Fry – onion, garlic, tofu, paprika and chilli
  6. Everything in one pot – all ingredients except parsley or spring onion, which are for decoration
  7. Seasoning – chilli, sugar, salt, pepper, paprika, cumin

That was fast, wasn’t it? 😉

3. Vary and stay vegan

My recipe is a typical preparation, a kind of basic recipe. I would also like to give you some ideas and variation possibilities. Let yourself be inspired by my little overview.

Instead of meatFurther ingredients
Natural or smoked tofuSoy sauce or Tamari
Black beans, mountain lentils or Beluga lentilsApple vinegar plus sugar
Potatoes or sweet potatoesThyme and marjoram
Soya slicesGrated black chocolate or dark cocoa

Note Soy chopped: I have not yet found a 100% convincing product, I prefer to stick to the smoked tofu, the taste is excellent!

4. Recipe Chili sin Carne


Chili sin Carne
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Chili sin Carne
Recipe chili sin carne for the hot spicy Mexican stew as a vegetarian dish. Professional chef Thomas Sixt gives you tips and shows you how to prepare it step by step.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Courses
Cuisine: American Recipes
Servings: 6 Persons
Calories: 1130kcal
Author: Thomas Sixt
Chili sin Carne Stew
  • 300 g tofu I use 2 pieces of smoked tofu
  • 250 g kidney beans equivalent to 1 can
  • 250 g sweet corn equivalent to 1 can
  • 250 g strained tomatoes
  • 2 pc fricasseed red pepper
  • 2 pc onions
  • 4 pc garlic cloves
  • 2 pc chilli peppers
  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • 3 tbs tomato paste
  • 400 ml vegetable broth
  • 2 tsp lime rubbing
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 5 pinches black pepper
  • 2 pinches brown sugar
  • 4 tbs fresh flat parsley, roughly chopped or leek rings from spring onions
  • Cut 2 red peppers into 1 cm cubes. Set aside.
    rote Paprika gewürfelt
  • Grate the smoked tofu with a suitable grater and prepare.
    geräucherter Tofu geraspelt
  • Finely dice the onions. Chop the garlic very finely - do not put it through the garlic press! Otherwise it would become bitter! Remove the seeds from the chillies and dice very finely.
    Zwiebel gewürfelt
  • Sauté the onions with 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a large saucepan. Add the chilli and garlic and sweat it.
    Zwiebeln anschwitzen
  • When the onion cubes are glassy, add the grated tofu to the pot and fry at high heat for 3-5 minutes.
    Tofu mit Zwiebeln anbraten
  • Then add the diced peppers and fry for another 3 minutes.
    Tofu mit Zwiebeln und roter Paprika anbraten
  • Put 1 tin of corn and 1 tin of kidney beans in a sieve. Rinse very briefly with cold water.
    Mais und Bohnen im Sieb abtropfen lassen
  • Add the beans and corn to the frying pan, add the strained canned tomatoes.
    Kidneybohnen und Mais zum Chiliansatz geben
  • Pour in the vegetable stock. Add tomato paste and stir in with a wooden spoon. Season with grated 1 lime, cumin, paprika powder, sugar, salt and pepper.
    Chili sin Carne im Topf
  • Let the chili simmer for a good 30 minutes. Stir well so that nothing burns.
    Sprinkle with spring onion rings or roughly chopped parsley. Bon appetit!
    Chili sin Carne mit Lauch oder Petersilie garnieren und servieren

5. Calories and Nutritional Values at a Glance

Nutrition Facts
Chili sin Carne
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1130 Calories from Fat 468
% Daily Value*
Fat 52g80%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 22g
Cholesterol 284mg95%
Sodium 1657mg72%
Potassium 736mg21%
Carbohydrates 97g32%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 66g132%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

6. More Ideas for your Kitchen

Lentil Stew
Pea Soup
Vegan Goulash
Potato Goulash
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