Yes! Yes it is. Though I guarantee you, you wouldn’t have known it had I not told you. Everyone I have made this for couldn’t believe it either! This is the perfect meal to sneak in there for all those meat-lovin people in your life.
And the best part about it (besides being absolutely delicious) is that you can just stick it in the CROCK POT! Oh I love crock-pots and any recipe that involves them. I mean what is there not to love about throwing everything together, turning it on, leaving, and then coming back hours later to a hot pot of deliciousness with practically no work involved!
So what are you waiting for? RunLikeKale to the grocery store now! Grab these few ingredients. And put this on your Super Bowl menu NOW!
Is it Really Vegan Pumpkin Chili?!
12oz box meatless crumbles (I found the Lightlife: Smart Grounds work the best)
1 medium onion (yellow or white) chopped
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 cup pumpkin puree
28oz diced tomatoes
15oz black beans
16oz bottle chili starter (THIS Tabasco brand Chili Starter is the best I have found, I tried other “chili sauces but they just aren’t as good)
2 Tablespoons Chili Powder
1 ½ teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
Salt and Pepper to taste
Optional: 1 fresh jalapeno chopped (if you like a little more spice)
Throw everything in the crock-pot. Mix it up. Turn it to low, cook for 3-4 hours.
Then indulge in the goodness, and thank me later.
If you don’t have a crock-pot never fear, you can still have this tasty meal. Put everything in a large pot on the stove. Bring to a boil. Stir. Turn down the heat until it is just at a simmer. Cook for 60 to 90 minutes.
Eat with a spoon…or just scoop it up with some chips!
Topping Ideas: fresh avocados, cilantro, tomatoes, lime, Daiya dairy free cheese, nutritional yeast, and/or cashew sour cream.