Meatless Monday: Vegetarian Chili
If you’ve ever tried to make a vegetarian chili, you know how wrong this stuff can go. Some versions call for up to six cans of beans – a recipe for solitary confinement if there ever was one. Others taste like someone dumped a shaker of cumin into a pot of vegetable soup. They just don’t taste like chili. Chili needs to be spicy, meaty (even when there’s not any meat) and thick enough to hold a tortilla chip in place like the Sword in the Stone. Chili’s supposed to be fun. I’d pretty much given up on ever finding a meatless version that deserved to be called chili – until I stumbled across this recipe from Emeril Lagasse. Finally, a meatless chili that’s delicious and fun. Now, pass the Fritos.