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Brokeass Vegan: Trailer Park Chili

Not every vegan has the luxury or interest in frolicking around the Greenmarket, trying to pay $10/lb for Brussels Sprouts; or wants to drop the equivalent of a month’s rent in a flyover state at Whole Foods for a week’s worth of groceries.

Supermarkets are always having sales on canned goods, and regardless of what the internet says: everything from a can isn’t toxic poison. Sometimes I don’t want to soak my beans overnight and then boil them for 2 hours. Sometimes I just want to open a can, rinse and use.


 8 oz can tomato paste

1 T Adobo

7 oz can chipotle peppers in sauce (rinse if you’re not a hot food hero)

20 oz can Kidney beans (rinsed)

10 oz package frozen spinach

12 oz veggie grounds

16 oz can Hominy (or regular corn)

1 ripe avocado

Pepper Jack Daiya (optional)


  1. Open all cans and packages. Dump their contents in a large pot. Stir it up. Add ½ C of water. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 45 minutes.

  2. Scoop out the avocado by the tbsp. and stir in.

  3. Add a handful of shredded Daiya and melt it into the chili.

  4. Serve it over rice and stretch your dollar even further. 10-12 meals for less than $20.

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