Black Bean Coffee Chili

This chili will kick you in the pants on every level, from the flavor to the stimulating spice to the…coffee. It all comes together to create a vitalizing veg chili that will win you raves.

Makes 4-5 servings

Ingredient List: 

Marinade:
2 cups strongly brewed coffee
4 finely chopped oil-packed sundried tomatoes
2 cloves fresh garlic, finely minced
1 jalapeno chili, finely minced, with seeds
¼ red onion, finely diced
1 tablespoon hot sauce
Sea salt
Cracked black pepper
8 ounces tempeh, cubed

Chili:
extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves fresh garlic, thinly sliced
1 red onion, diced
Sea salt
2 serrano chilis, seeded, minced
1 large can diced tomatoes
2 cups cooked/canned black turtle beans
2 sprigs fresh basil, finely minced

Step By Step Instructions: 

Combine ingredients for marinade with salt and pepper to taste. Mix very well. Pour marinade over tempeh and set aside to marinate for about 30 minutes.

Make the chili. Place a small amount of oil, garlic and onion in a soup pot over medium heat. When the onions begin to sizzle, add a pinch of salt and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Stir in chilis and tomatoes. Add black beans, tempeh and marinade.  Stir gently, cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cook for 35 minutes, until the vegetables, tempeh and beans are quite soft. Season to taste with salt and cook for 5 minutes more. Serve garnished with basil.