Chili sin Carne Recipe without Meat

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Now I would like to introduce you to my Chili sin Carne Recipe

A chili vegetarian or vegan, which makes you full and happy without meat.

You want it spicy and uncomplicated? Aquí está, here you are right!

A lot of guests can eat there. My chili quickly gets on the table and makes everyone happy. 

Have fun cooking and eating. 

1. Shopping List Chili sin Carne

Well, I’ll whisper it in your ear now: Chili sin Carne is one of the fastest stews I know. Guaranteed to work, no matter whether it’s prepared in a student dormitory or in an office kitchen!

The greatest effort is made when shopping. For a good Chili sin Carne, please get the following ingredients:

That’s a lot of ingredients, but I’d like to mention one in particular – it’s the insider’s tip!

Soy sauce is the insider tip for seasoning. This sauce brings the full flavour to the stew.

Ingredients insider tip from chef Thomas Sixt

2. Recipe Chili sin Carne

Chili sin Carne

Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 6
Calories 1130
Total Time 45 Min.
Preparation Time 15 Min.
Cook Time 30 Min.

Simple guide for chilli sin carne.

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Chili sin carne
Chili sin carne Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt


Chili sin Carne Stew

300 g tofu (I use 2 pieces of smoked tofu)
250 g kidney beans (equivalent to 1 can)
250 g sweet corn (equivalent to 1 can)
250 g strained tomatoes
2 pc fricasseed red pepper
2 pc onions
4 pc Garlic cloves
2 pc chilli peppers
3 tbs Olive oil
3 tbs tomato paste
400 ml Vegetable broth
2 tsp lime rubbing
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp Salt
5 pinches black pepper
Soy sauce (My secret Ingredient)
2 pinches brown sugar


4 tbs fresh flat parsley, roughly chopped (or leek rings from spring onions)


diced red peppers

Cut peppers

Cut 2 red peppers into 1 cm cubes.

Set aside.

grated smoked tofu

Grate tofu

Grate the smoked tofu with a suitable grater and prepare.

Diced onion

Dice onions

Finely dice the onions.

Chop the garlic very finely – do not put it through the garlic press!

Otherwise it would become bitter!

Remove the seeds from the chillies and dice very finely.

Sweat the onions

Sauté onions

Sauté the onions with 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a large saucepan.

Add the chilli and garlic and sweat it.

Fry the tofu with onions

Add tofu

When the onion cubes are glassy, add the grated tofu to the pot and fry at high heat for 3-5 minutes.

Fry the tofu with onions and red pepper

Add peppers

Then add the diced peppers and fry for another 3 minutes.

Drain the corn and beans in the sieve

Wash off canned ingredients

Put 1 tin of corn and 1 tin of kidney beans in a sieve.

Rinse very briefly with cold water.

Add kidney beans and corn to the chilli set

Add ingredients

Add the beans and corn to the frying pan, add the strained canned tomatoes.

Chili sin carne in a pot
A chili sin carne is a great, colorful, Mexican-themed stew without meat.

Finish stew

Pour in the vegetable stock.

Add tomato paste and stir in with a wooden spoon.

Season with grated 1 lime, cumin, paprika powder, sugar, salt and pepper.

Garnish the chili sin carne with leek or parsley and serve

Finalize and serve

Let the chili simmer for a good 30 minutes.

Stir well so that nothing burns.

Sprinkle with spring onion rings or roughly chopped parsley.

Bon appetit!


3. Nutritional Values

4. The Way to Fiery Hot Chili sin Carne

What do you have to do now to prepare your chili quickly and safely?

  1. Cutting – onion, garlic and fresh paprika in cubes, chilli pepper in fine rings
  2. Rasps – smoked tofu, lime peel
  3. Open cans – kidney beans, sweet corn, strained tomatoes
  4. Add – granulated vegetable stock
  5. Fry – onion, garlic, tofu, paprika and chilli
  6. Everything in one pot – all ingredients except parsley or spring onion, which are for decoration
  7. Seasoning – chilli, sugar, salt, pepper, paprika, cumin, secret: Soy Sauce

That was fast, wasn’t it? 😉

A Chili sin Carne is a great colorful Mexican stew without meat.

5. Vary and Stay Vegan

My recipe is a typical preparation, a kind of basic recipe. I would also like to give you some ideas and variation possibilities. Let yourself be inspired by my little overview.

Instead of meatFurther ingredients
Natural or smoked tofuSoy sauce or Tamari
Black beans, mountain lentils or Beluga lentilsApple vinegar plus sugar
Potatoes or sweet potatoesThyme and marjoram
Soya slicesGrated black chocolate or dark cocoa

Note Soy chopped: I have not yet found a 100% convincing product, I prefer to stick to the smoked tofu, the taste is excellent!

6. More Ideas for your Kitchen

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