Green Cabbage Chili


Three bean chili with sauteed cabbage, pepper and onion, and homemade smoky plant protein mix. Mildly seasoned with coriander, curry, cumin and garlic in a tomato base pumpkin sauce! Just in time for Fall!

Makes 15 cups

Protein Mix:

1 c. water

2 t. liquid smoke

1 t. garlic powder

1/2 t. salt

1/8 t. ground allspice

1 T. brown sugar

1 T. Balsamic vinegar

1/2 c. TVP (textured vegetable protein)

Combine all ingredients in saucepan. Stir, bring to boil, reduce heat to slow boil and cook till all liquid evaporates. Set aside till ready to use.


2 T. extra virgin olive oil

2 T. light sesame oil

1 jumbo green pepper, cored and diced, 1/2 inch squares

5 c. cut green cabbage, 1/2-1 inch squares

2 c. diced sweet onion, 1/2 inch squares

1 t. salt

15.5 oz. can Dark Red Kidney Beans – I used Goya – including liquid

15.5 oz. Small Red Beans including liquid – Goya

15.8 oz. can Bush’s Great Northern Beans, including liquid

2 t. garlic powder

2 t. onion powder

1 T. ground coriander

2 t. cumin

1 t. mild curry powder

2 t. dried basil

1/2 t. ground allspice

1/4 t. red cayenne pepper

12 oz. can tomato paste

2 c. water

15 oz. can pumpkin

3 c. V-8 Vegetable Juice

salt and pepper to taste

1-2 T. bottled lime juice or fresh, to taste

Garnishes: sliced scallion and fresh topped tomato with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and fresh grind black pepper

1- In extra-large soup pot, over medium heat, melt olive and sesame oils.

2- Add green pepper, cabbage and onion plus salt, then saute till tender but not mush.

3- Add Protein Mix, stir well and cook about 5 minutes.

4- Add remaining ingredients, stirring after each addition.

5- Cook till steamy hot, stirring occasionally, then on lower heat for about 20 minutes.

6- When finished cooking, add lime juice, then salt and pepper to taste.

7- Optional, but nice: Garnish with sliced scallion and fresh chopped tomato with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and fresh grind black pepper per serving.

By Sharon Lee Davies-Tight

Paid for by The Animal-Free Chef, AFC GLOBAL and/or Word Warrior GLOBAL. Till now and forever © Sharon Lee Davies-Tight. Share freely with proper credit. "Change the world by changing yourself. You're in the future already. Now what? You determine your outcome."


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