Vegetarian "Chorizo" & Black Bean Chili

What are you dishing up for Meatless Monday? We used chorizo-flavored seitan, black beans and green chilies for this quick vegetarian chili. Use your favorite savory NatureBox snacks as garnish, serve it with a wedge of crusty bread or enjoy this comforting dish as is!

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Serves: 4
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 medium white onion, chopped
  • 1 (8 ounce) package chorizo-flavored seitan
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chiles, drained
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • NatureBox snacks for dipping: Chia Seed Crackers, Oat Bran Dippin' Stix or Masa Crisps
  • Garnishes (optional): Sour cream or Greek yogurt, cilantro or Cheddar cheese

Directions:

1. Heat oil in medium saucepot over medium-high heat. Add garlic and onion; cook 4 to 6 minutes or until softened, stirring frequently.

2. Add seitan; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until lightly browned, breaking up seitan with side of spoon and stirring frequently. 

3. Add beans, tomatoes, chiles, stock, chili powder and oregano. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer 15 minutes or until slightly thickened. Serve with desired garnishes.

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