I do not know Spanish, at all.Not a word.Well, I can say taco, enchilada, words like that.You see, in high school, when grunge and alternative was king, I took Latin.But, I do know one thing,or two.One chilli con carne basically means peppers and meat, and there is no Spanish word for seitan.Nope, or else the name of this dish would really have sounded exotic.Yeah, ten times fancier.
Oh, well.That will have to do.I would have been nice though, no?I do know this is kind of a Mexican-y stew, and it was really good.
You know what is not that good? No rapture.That could have been fun, too.I just dated this post, so that when someone reads it a year or so from now, they will have no fucking clue to what I am talking about.Fuck.
- 2 tablespoons of oil.
- 1 onion, chopped!
- 3 tablespoons of minced garlic.
- A couple cups of chopped up seitan.
- 2 large tomatoes, diced, with any juice that came out while chopping.
- 2 medium green peppers, chopped.
- 3 tablespoons of tomato paste.
- 3 tablespoons of lemon juice.
- 2 cups of beans soaked,cooked, rinsed.Pinto, red kidney, whatever.
- 3 tablespoons of chili powder
- 2 teaspoons of cayenne.
- 3 teaspoons of paprika.
- 1 teaspoon of cumin.
- 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes.
- 1 teaspoons of salt.
- 1 teaspoon of pepper.
- 1 bay leaf.
- 2 cups of vegetable stock.
Ole! Find a large pot and heat up the oil,over medium heat, and cook the onion and minced garlic for about 5 to 7 minutes.Toss in the cut up seitan.Cook for another 5 or so minutes, stirring once in a while.The seitan should be starting to brown.
You may now toss in every other ingredient, mixing it all up , well.I should probably note that I mixed all the seasonings together, in a bowl.Then added them.Just make sure it is all stirred well, lid it, and bring the heat down a bit, and let it simmer for at least an hour.
Don’t you just love one dish meals? It means I get to be lazy, and only have one pot to clean.To me, that is the ultimate reward of a good meal, an honor to me and my laziness.
I topped mine with Daiya cheddar, olives, and soy sour cream, with some rice.You could do that, or do whatever your little crazy mind wants to.Or, you could just read this, say to yourself ” Oh, that looks good” and never ever make it.Whatever, not my concern.Keep eating your boring food, asshole.
I am sorry, that was not called for.It must have been all that Rapture stress that got me, or something.I was also thinking how if chilli means pepper, does that mean you really sound like a moron when you order a chilli pepper? A pepper pepper?