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Kree's Sweet and "meaty" Vegetarian Chili

1 cup dry textured vegetable protein (TVP)
34 cup lukewarm water
12 tablespoon chili powder, to taste
1 (15 ounce) can red beans
1 (15 ounce) can black beans
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green pepper celery and onion (Hunts)
12 tablespoon cinnamon, to taste
1 tablespoon honey, to taste
vegetable broth (for non-vegetarians(if needed) or chicken broth (for non-vegetarians(if needed)


Combine the TVP, lukewarm water, and chili powder; allow to sit for about 10 minutes to rehydrate. Rinse the beans thoroughly to cut down on the sodium content. Combine the rehydrated TVP, beans, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, cinnamon, and honey in a large pot; turn heat to medium-low and simmer for about 10-15 minutes. You may need to add some broth if it gets too thick. Taste the chili and add more honey or spices as desired. Simmer an additional 10-15 minutes, or until it's nice and warm; the time is pretty flexible since you're just heating everything up. This is great served over a baked potato and sprinkled with shredded cheddar soy cheese! You can also serve it on rice or toast, or however you prefer.

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