Vegetarian Chipotle with Lime Crema

RisaG 10-01-99 5:45 PM

Chipotle "Beef" Chili with Lime Crema

Recipe By : Adapted from Bon Appetit, Sept 1999 issue, p. 180 & 182
Serving Size : 8 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Beans/Legumes/Pulses Chiles
Chilis & Stews

Amount Measure Ingredient, Preparation Method
TVP Beef Flavor, + amt to equal 3 lb beef
3 cups onions, chopped
6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 cup chili powder
2 (14.5 oz) cans beef broth
1 cup canned crushed tomatoes with juice
1/2 cup stout or dark beer
2 tbsp canned chipotle chiles, minced
2 tbsp yellow cornmeal
2 (15.5 oz) cans black beans, rinsed & drained
1 1/2 cups sour cream, or low fat
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
1 tbsp lime peel, grated
Corn tortilla chips

Rehydrate TVP by pouring 2 cups of boiling water over it and then setting it aside for awhile (20-30 minutes).

If there is liquid left, drain it and dry TVP best you can.

Heat a heavy large pot over high heat, add TVP; saute until heated through and a bit browned, about 4 minutes.

Transfer to a large bowl.

Add onions and garlic to same pot.

Saute until onions are tender, 8 minutes. Add the TVP back in after the onions are sauteed. Then saute them with them a bit, to get the TVP a bit browned so it looks more like meat.

Add chili powder, saute until fragrant, about 3 minutes.

Add broth, tomatoes, stout and chiles.

Cover partially; simmer until chili is thick, stirring often, for about 45 minutes.

Gradually stir cornmeal into chili then stir in beans.

Simmer until heated through.

Season generously with salt and pepper.

Can be made 1 day ahead; cover and chill then re-warm over medium heat.

Whisk sour cream, lime juice and lime peel in small bowl and season with salt.

Spoon chili into bowls.

Spoon lime crema atop chili and serve with chips.

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