Yoncé all on his mouth like liquor… We’re cooking with booze again! Horray!
Since I’m in Southern California right now (Mexico-adjacent) and my Angelino uncle is obsessed with Jose Cuervo 1800, the decision to cook with tequilia was an easy one.
I sampled the non vegan version of this chili at Walter’s parent’s house last year during the Superbowl and honestly, it was the best chili I’ve ever had.
The recipe comes from a tiny restaurant in Center City Philadelphia called Good Dog (hence the name).
The chili is spicy (small warning: two jalepenos make a pretty spicy soup, so if you’re not into serious heat, use one instead), and more brothy, and bright than others that I’ve had.
It’s ready after 30 minutes of simmering, and you can eat it plain, or I recommend a sprinkle of Daiya’s pepperjack “cheese”. ¡Salud!
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 small onion, diced
- 2 jalapeños, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 packages BOCA Ground Crumbles
- 1/2 cup tequila
- 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 3/4 pound tomatillos, peeled and quartered
- 1 bunch cilantro, stems removed, leaves roughly chopped
- 1 tbsp. chili powder
- 1 tbsp. ground cumin
- 1 15-ounce can white cannellini beans, undrained
- 1 container vegetable stock
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Daiya pepperjack vegan cheese, optional
In a large, heavy-bottomed pot at medium heat, sweat the garlic, onion and jalapeños in the vegetable oil. Cook for about 5 minutes or until onions are translucent – do not brown.
Increase heat to high and add the ground crumbles. Season with salt and pepper. Stir the mixture, breaking up the crumbles as it cooks so that it doesn’t clump.
Add the tequila, lime juice, and the tomatillos, stir, and cook until the liquid is reduced by half. Add the cilantro, chili powder, ground cumin, cannellini beans with liquid, and vegetable stock.
Stir all of this into the mixture. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes. Serve immediately with Daiya pepperjack “cheese”.
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