Crowd Pleasing Chili

This is a great recipe to use when needing to feed a large crowd on a small budget.  Everyone loves it and it couldn’t be easier.  If you have a small crowd, adjust the ingredients accordingly.


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tspn garlic, minced
  • 3 C Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP)
  • 1 T McKay’s beef style seasoning
  • 3 C boiling water
  • 2 – 15 oz cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 – 8 oz cans tomato paste
  • 3 – 15 oz cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 T chili powder
  • 1 tspn cumin
  • Garlic salt to taste
  • Water
  1. Combine TVP, beef-style seasoning and boiling water.  Let stand for 10 minutes.
  2. Water saute onion, green pepper and garlic in a small sauce pan until tender.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a large pan or crock pot.
  4. Add water until it is the desired thickness.
  5. Adjust seasonings to taste.  Heat thoroughly and enjoy.


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1 Nancy January 18, 2012 at 11:11 am

Please note: Although I have several recipes that include TVP, it’s not very often that I include it on my personal menus, opting for less-processed foods. When I do want that texture, what I have started doing lately is chopping up soy curls and using that instead. Soy curls are a whole, unprocessed, non-GMO food that gives the same texture as TVP. You can also find non-GMO or organic TVP at many health food stores.


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