Black Bean Chili + Tempeh Sandwich

 

Looking for the perfect lunch? It’s waiting for you here. Try my go-to black bean chili with a delightful hummus & tempeh sandwich!

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Black Bean Chili

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeno, minced (only add if you want lots of heat)
  • 1 cup bell pepper, diced (I use frozen from Trader Joe’s)
  • 1 cup corn (I use frozen)
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups cooked black beans
  • 3/4 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1/2 tsp each
    • cumin
    • paprika
    • oregano
    • chili powder
  • 1 lemon / lime juiced
  • cilantro to serve

optional: add other veggies that you like – carrot, potato, celery, & broccoli all go great with it!

Directions:

  1. Heat oil in large pot over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and stir & then add jalapeño.
  2. Once onions are soft and a little browned, add bell pepper, corn, diced tomatoes, all seasonings, quinoa, and broth – bring to a boil.
  3. Let simmer on medium low for 5 minutes.
  4. Add black beans and let cook for 8-10 more minutes, or until quinoa is fluffy with a little crunch.
  5. Mix in citrus juice & serve with cilantro,

Tempeh Sandwich

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices of your favorite bread
  • 1 tbsp hummus
  • 4″ x 2″ piece of tempeh – sliced in half so it is thin (like sandwich meat)
  • 1/2 tomato, sliced
  • 1/4 onion, julienned
  • 5-10 spinach leaves, whole
  • hot sauce

optional: add your favorite sandwich toppings, like pickles, lettuce, olives, banana peppers, vegan mayo substitute, etc.

Directions:

  1. Spread hummus on both pieces of bread.
  2. Layer tempeh with other ingredients and drizzle with hot sauce.
  3. Optional: grill it in a pan w/ some oil or vegan butter!

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