Chipotle Sausage Chili with Apple and Black Beans

Mexican Chipotle Sausage Chili with Apple and Black Beans

I made this in 20 minutes, and that included time to straighten up a bit. My lunches can get a bit weird sometimes, as I tend to rummage around and try to make something that uses up the food we have. Here’s what I found today:

Chili Ingredients.

So why not chili with apple and sausage in it? The only things I used that aren’t pictured here are tamari, worcestershire sauce, and cumin. I saw the “grain meat” sausages at Whole Foods and they intrigued me. They ended up being pretty good, but towards the end I was eating around them. Maybe I’m just a tofu/tempeh/seitan kinda gal. I’d be interested in trying their other flavors, since the apple-sage variation sounds tasty.

Chipotle Sausage Chili with Apple and Black Beans
Makes two hearty servings

1 Can Black Beans, mostly drained
2 Carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
2 Plum Tomatoes, diced (1 Cup, scant)
1 Cup Rehydrated TSP, see directions
1 Veggie Sausage Link, diced
1 Apple, diced (any kind, really)
3 Tbs Tamari
3 Tbs Worcestershire Sauce (make sure the label says it’s veg)
1 tsp Cumin

Chili CookingHeat 1 scant cup of water to boiling and mix it with 1 Cup dried TSP (or follow package directions). While that is soaking, heat a large skillet with some vegetable oil. Add carrot and stir every once in a while to soften. Meanwhile, dice apples, tomatoes, and sausage. Add these plus the beans and cumin to pan. Stir and cover.

Chili FinishedCheck on your TSP. Dump out excess water as soon as it is fairly soft and add to pan. Add tamari and Worcestershire sauce, stir well, and cover. Let simmer on medium heat for 5 minutes. Serve with fresh cilantro or parsley.


  1. tribegirl80

    I have to let you know that you are quickly becoming my official teacher on vegan cooking. This looks really delicious!!

  2. Debra

    The grain meat company makes a vegan field roast as well! Usually Whole Foods carries it around Thanksgiving/Christmas… I actually prefer it over tofurky and unturkey, but maybe that’s just me ??

  3. Jill

    Hi Lolo
    I really enjoy your blog and this chili looks great. I’ll try it soon (especially since it snowed here all day yesterday–yuck–on April 2nd). However, I’d love to know where you got the fabulous looking green and white bowl that the chili is in….love it. It looks like a coffee mug I’ve been trying to track down that I saw in VegTimes. Thanks!!


  4. Honor

    We really like the grain meat sausages & Celebration Roast they make. They seem to be a little on the salty side but have a nice flavor. A Celebration Roast thinly sliced for sandwiches will last quite awhile. And the apple-sage variety is pretty yummy, in my opinion.

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  6. Michelle S.

    Wow, I’m can’t say how much I enjoyed this recipe. I used Italian Flavor Tofurky Sausage and diced chipotle pepper. I also substituted bulger for TSP. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  7. vez

    hey, roughly how much does the diced sausage yield, in cups? i can’t get anything fancy like that in aylesbury, so i’m using lachesis’s seitan as a sub; how much do i need?
    cheers – i can’t wait to make this. it looks divine.


  8. Megan

    We made this last night for dinner using the TJ’s soyrizo. Despite freezing before slicing and attempting to brown the sausage to solidify it before giving everything a stir, it crumbled during cooking and blended in with the TVP. Whatever! Still tasted amazing!

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