We had a chili cook off at school this week and I made seitan chili, which is delicious and almost won for best veggie chili.
I had the following conversation with the event organizer:
"Doesn't seitan have peanuts in it? Should we be concerned about allergies?"-Organizer
"If I had a serious food allergy, I probably wouldn't eat anything some stranger brought in a crockpot. Also, Seitan is wheat-based...and it's just wheat and wheat germ, I think....I really don't think it has nuts." -Me
"I really thought it had nuts...wait, what is that stuff on a skewer called?" -Him
"Yes! That's what I'm thinking of." - Him
"That has nuts. Also chicken. So it's probably not vegan." -Me
How do you make veggie chili? Really, you need a recipe? Okay, here's the recipe. Get some cans of beans, some tomato paste, some cans of diced tomatos, a whole lotta chili powder, some seitan, and some peppers. Maybe some chipotles in adobo. Some onions and garlic. Saute those and the pepper, then throw everything in a crockpot and cook until delicious.