Put the beans in a bowl and wash then with water. then cover the beans
with water 2" over the beans and let soak over night.
- 1 Onion diced
- 1 Green Bell pepper
- 1 Red bell pepper
- 1 Stalk of celery
- 2 cups of pinto beans
- 3 Jalapeno peppers (leave seeds in for HOT chili)
- lots of chili powder
- 6 Tomatoes ripe (do not skin and remove seeds)
- 2 tbsp. tomato paste
- 2 cloves garlic
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 package firm tofu
- canola oil
Put the tofu in the freezer also over night.
In the morning dump the water out of the beans and remove the
tofu from the freezer.
Dice the onion, peppers, celery and sweat them in the oil.
Cover the beans with water again and bring them to a boil.
Then turn down the heat and simmer for an hour or so until tender.
When the tofu is thawed, cut into small squares.
Cut the tomatoes into slices and cook over medium heat until they
Smoosh the garlic and add to tomato mush.
Then add sweated onion and peppers and tomato paste.
Then add cooked beans (minus the water they were cooked in).
Add the chili powder salt and pepper to taste.
Simmer the whole thing for at least an hour, adding water if it
gets too thick.
Dump in the tofu at the end and simmer the whole thing.