Vaquero Bean Tempeh Chili is one of the recipes in my upcoming book. This chili and the new book are both packed full of heirloom beans. In this recipe the heirloom star is vaquero beans. They are black and white and a relative to the anasazi bean and they are very tasty.
The lovely photo above was taken by my friend, and incredibly talented photographer, Renée Comet. Make sure to head over to her website and look at some of her other beautiful photos. I’m so lucky that she took all the photos for this book, and I had a blast doing the food styling for her!
Fair Wind published the Vaquero Bean Tempeh Chili from The Great Vegan Bean Book on their blog, Quarry Spoon. And you can get the recipe by clicking here.
This chili also has 3 different kinds of powdered chilies and tempeh in it to make it perfect for a cold not-quite winter’s day. You can also just substitute some pintos or black beans that you have in your pantry. The beauty of beans is that you can use fancy, special beans or more budget-friendly ones.