Friday, April 3, 2009

Out of my comfort zone

Almost makes me squirm just to ask, does anyone know a good recipe for tofu chili?

9 people are laughing with me:

elm said...

I'm squirming just READING that! I haven't any idea! But, I do have a friend who is vegetarian and she uses a product in the store that is some kind of crumbled soy product in place of hamburger. She uses it to make sloppy joes, spaghetti, chili, anything that you would add browned ground beef into. SO, that is an idea - if you aren't set on tofu, and you are just going meat-free...

The Wades said...

embrace the beef.

Sarah (JOT) said...

My reaction? Ughhhhhhh! I'm with the Wades: embrace the beef.

Mimi said...

As vegetarians, my Dh just throws in a handful of TVP.

Amy said...

Just use veggie broth instead a the beef for flavor. Stay away from the tofu! Gack.

Sara said...

I used to use TVP, which I think is what Elm was talking about. But I tofu would be worse and look like barf. :-P

Aubrey said...

I suppose you're aiming toward a meatless Friday meal? TVP is what many restaurants use to stretch their ground beef. I know. I worked at one in college. It's not that great all by itself, though--kind of like soggy grapenuts.

If not a meatless Friday, how about ground Turkey? I rarely cook with beef. Mostly bird.

Paula in MN said...

I'm doing more than squirming. I'm gagging.


Why do you need it?

Laura The Crazy Mama said...

Tofu Chili Recipe

1 pound cubed tofu
2 cans of stewed tomatos (or skinned, seeded, fresh tomatos)
2 cans of pinto beans (optional...also, you could use dried)
1 pkg of vegitarian onion soup mix
1 diced onion
2 Tbsp chili powder
2 tsp salt
pepper to taste
* additional ingredients

Mix all ingredients (minus *) and simmer over low heat for 3 hours. Clean up kitchen and be prepared to make alternate meal when family revolts and starts gagging from the smell and thought of actually eating tofu.

*1 big, giant sized barf bag (or bowl, optional)
1 handy toilet with working flusher
1 24 package of toilet paper

Dump any tofuchili directly into toilet. Other ingredients are for if tofuchili is accidentally ingested by anyone in the house before you came to your senses and realized that such a thing is an abomination and should never have even been suggested.