Andromeda vegetarian chili

Yield: 2 servings

Measure Ingredient
¼ cup Vegetable oil
1 medium Onion, chopped
1 \N Jalapeno pepper, finely
\N \N Chopped; remove seeds
2 tablespoons Chili powder
1 tablespoon Masa Harina (or corn flour)
2 teaspoons Paprika
1 teaspoon Cumin powder
1 teaspoon Oregano
⅛ teaspoon Cayenne pepper
6 \N Dried apricots, chopped
2 \N Cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon Brown sugar
1 teaspoon Yellow salad mustard
15 ounces Hunt's tomato sauce w/bits
1½ cup Water
1 cup Heartline Meatless Meat
\N \N (Ground Beef style)
¼ cup Heartline Meatless Meat
\N \N (Beef Fillet style)
½ cup Beer
1 tablespoon Tomato paste

Heat oil in large cast iron skillet. Add onions and jalapeno pepper and cook until the onion is transparent. Add chili powder, Masa Harina, paprika, cumin powder, oregano and cayenne pepper. Stir until seasonings are slightly toasted. Stir in apricots, garlic, brown sugar, mustard, tomato sauce, water, Heartline Meatless Meat, beer and tomato paste. Cook over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring often.

Then cover and simmer over medium-low heat for 30 minutes to help combine the flavors.

Makes about 1 qt.

Note: Heartline Meatless Meats can be found in some health food stores or ordered from: Lumen Food Corporation, 409 Scott St., Lake Charles, LA 70601.

This chili was the winner in the 4th Annual Lone Star Vegetarian Chili Cookoff, held in Dallas in October.

It was the first place winner and People's Choice Award winner. It was entered by Ben and Shirley Johnson of the South Texas Vegetarian Society in West Columbia, Texas.

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