4 servings (serving size: 2 cups chili, 1 tablespoon cilantro, and 1 tablespoon sour cream)

Something of a Luddite in the kitchen, I often cook my beans from scratch. This recipe, however, uses canned beans for a quicker meal. Living in New Mexico has inclined me to use pure ground chiles instead of chili powder, which is laced with garlic.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add tofu and 3/4 teaspoon cumin; sauté 3 minutes. Stir in soy sauce; cook 1 minute or until liquid evaporates. Remove tofu mixture from pan.

Step 2

Heat the oil in pan; add 3/4 teaspoon cumin, chopped onion, coriander, and oregano; sauté 4 minutes. Add tofu mixture, tomato paste, and next 5 ingredients (paste through garlic); stir well. Add water, beans, and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes. Stir in vinegar. Spoon chili into bowls; top each serving with cilantro and sour cream.

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