In this time of global uncertainty, one thing is for certain: You will be cooking at home. A lot. And you can rely on your panic-stocked pantry and the satisfying meatiness of Longève Plant Based Protein Crumbles to pull off countless satisfying and delicious recipes. This hearty chili is but one, and it’s a winner. The formula is entirely flexible, yielding great results no matter what your stash of canned beans may look like at this point. Feel free to sub in any veggies you may have on hand. Throw in a handful of frozen corn if you were lucky enough to snag a bag before the store ran out. Sub out the green bell pepper for a poblano if you can find it, or leave it out altogether. It’s all up to you and what you’ve got to work with. Just remember to add more water and simmer a bit longer if you’ve added more veggies that need to get cooked. Cook it down until its thick, rich and surprisingly delicious… which it will be, as long as you don’t skip the “secret” ingredients. They’re far from obscure, so don’t fret, unless you’ve already polished off the peanut butter and used up the cocoa powder in last night’s brownie baking session!? Hopefully you have some variation of cheddar shreds on hand... so go ahead and melt ‘em on top of your steaming bowl. You’ll be glad you did. Add a spoonful of sour cream or a dollop of coconut yogurt and you’ll be in heaven. A few slices of ripe avocado on top may even make you forget that you may have to put your summer travel plans on hold. Oh well, at least there’ll be leftovers!
Makes enough to feed 4 – 6 people, or one in self-isolation for a good couple of days