If it is cold do we not shiver? If we are ill, do we not sniffle? When we are sad, do we not require hugs, understanding and something soothing for our tummies? Do we vegans need, from time to time, comfort food – just like everyone else? You bet your sweet bippy we do! This chili is the perfect example of nourishing, plant-based comfort food to brighten any vegan’s day.
Spicy White Bean & Hominy Chili
2 15 oz. cans white beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup vegetable broth
1 4 oz. vegan chipotle/chorizo sausage, chopped
1 large onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 poblano chiles, seeded and chopped
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. cumin
3 cups vegetable broth
1 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. salt
1 15.5 oz. can white or yellow hominy
2 tbsp. cilantro, chopped
1 avocado, chopped
Mash 2/3 cup of beans and set aside.
Heat vegetable broth in a soup pot and saute the sausage in 1/4 cup vegetable broth. Add the onions, garlic and poblanos and saute for 5 minutes. Add the chili and cumin powders and cook for 30 seconds. Add the mashed beans, whole beans, 3 cups vegetable broth, oregano, salt and hominy.
Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until thickened. Garnish with cilantro and chopped avocado. Scallions would be good, too.