Chili sin Carne Recipe, delicious hot Cooking without Meat

Chili sin carne
Chili sin carne, recipe for a vegetarian fiery stew

Hi, I am a German Chef and Food Photographer. The imparting of cooking knowledge is my great passion. Everyone can cook for himself and with this website I would like to contribute to its success. Cooking questions I answer you gladly at the end of the articles. Have fun and good luck!

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, I'll show you the recipe for the classic Mexican stew in another post.
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:

2. The Way to fiery hot Chili – the Preparation

Chili sin carne in a pot
A chili sin carne is a great, colorful, Mexican-themed stew without meat.
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

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.

Servings 6 Persons
Calories 1130
Total Time 45 Min.
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Chili sin carne
Chili sin carne, recipe for a vegetarian fiery stew

Preparation Time

15 Min.

Cook Time

30 Min.


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)


diced red peppers

Cut 2 red peppers into 1 cm cubes. Set aside.

grated smoked tofu

Grate the smoked tofu with a suitable grater and prepare.

Diced onion

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.

Sweat the onions

Sauté the onions with 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a large saucepan. Add the chilli and garlic and sweat it.

Fry the tofu with onions

When the onion cubes are glassy, add the grated tofu to the pot and fry at high heat for 3-5 minutes.

Fry the tofu with onions and red pepper

Then add the diced peppers and fry for another 3 minutes.

Drain the corn and beans in the sieve

Put 1 tin of corn and 1 tin of kidney beans in a sieve. Rinse very briefly with cold water.

Add kidney beans and corn to the chilli set

Add the beans and corn to the frying pan, add the strained canned tomatoes.

Chili sin carne in a pot
A chili sin carne is a great, colorful, Mexican-themed stew without meat.

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.

Garnish the chili sin carne with leek or parsley and serve

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!

5. Calories and Nutritional Values at a Glance

6. More Ideas for your Kitchen

Lentil Stew
Pea Soup
Vegan Goulash
Potato Goulash

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