Cornucopia Chili

Cornucopia Chili


"This is a wonderful vegetarian recipe from the Cornucopia Restaurant which was in South Bend, IN. It makes a very large pot of chili. Freeze leftovers for a future meal, or cut ingredients in half for a normal pot of chili."


servings 391 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  • Calories:
  • 391 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 5.5 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 44.3g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 46.5 g
  • 93%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 1283 mg
  • 51%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place beans in a large saucepan, and cover with water. Soak overnight in the refrigerator. Drain, and return to pan. Add 9 cups water; cook for 1 1/2 hours, or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, mix textured vegetable protein and boiling water together in a large bowl. Set aside.
  3. In a large saute pan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions; cook and stir until soft and translucent.
  4. In a large stock pot, combine beans, textured vegetable protein, onions, spices, salt, honey, molasses, chili sauce, tomato puree, and diced tomatoes. Stir to mix well. Simmer, stirring often for at least 1 hour.
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  1. 14 Ratings


I made this twice last winter, and my husband and I loved it both times. This first time I soaked the beans, the second time I bought them canned, and it made the process much easier, and taste...

This was truly a wonderful chili. My whole family loved it. I used the amount of TVP called for and it seemed like way too much, though. I would use less next time, or possibly try flavored t...

Too tangy and sweet.

This is a spectacular chili, vegetarian or not. I am not vegetarian, but used to eat at the Cornucopia all the time during my lunch hour when I worked at a law firm in South Bend and always orde...

Very tasty. I didn't soak the beans, it saved me some time - however, those who have sensitive stomachs should soak them.

This was the best chili we've ever had...with some changes *g*. We're meat eaters, so used 2lbs of ground beef. Mmm, mmm, angus beef makes some great chili. Left beans and seasonings the same...

This is decent chili, but not my favorite. If you love a heavy tomato & bean base, then this is for you. The dried beans came out way too mushy. Canned beans taste much better. Also only used 1 ...

I can't believe this recipe was on this site. I went to this restaurant many year's ago when it was open in South Bend and loved this vegetarian chili! I was looking for my recipe card today a...

This really makes a ton if you don't scale it down! I used less TVP than called for and it was still too much. Did fool everyone but was still a lot. Mine had to simmer for about 2 hours befo...