Eggplant Chili

posted by Momo Fali on January 1, 2013

I am not a good photographer, I don’t measure everything when I cook, and occasionally I make stuff that tastes. Just. Plain. Bad.

But sometimes I create something in the kitchen that is really tasty and I want to start sharing the recipes with you. Keep in mind they will be mostly, if not all, vegan. Talking to my brother-in-law about his spontaneous bicep rupture because of the statin he’s been taking furthered my resolve to stick to a no-cholesterol diet. Whenever possible, recipes contain whole foods, because that’s my next step in the right direction. Getting rid of processed junk. After that, I conquer the world!

I decided to share this recipe after my 10 year old son licked his bowl clean. Before I conquer the world, I should work on his table manners.

Blurry and taken with my iPhone. I wasn’t lyin’.

Eggplant Chili

Serves 4 to 6

1/2 of a large yellow onion, peeled and diced

2 large eggplants, peeled and diced

1/4 teaspoon minced garlic

1 can diced tomatoes, drained

1 can medium chili beans

4 tbsp Bragg Nutritional Yeast

salt and pepper to taste

3 tbsp chopped basil

2 cups fresh kale (torn into small pieces with center stem removed)

Using NO oil, place the onions in a large saucepan and saute over medium heat. You can add a little water if the onions stick, but you shouldn’t need to. After 8 to 10 minutes, add the tomatoes and garlic. Cook for 2 minutes, then add the eggplant, chili beans, basil, salt, pepper, and Nutritional Yeast. Cover and simmer for a few minutes until the eggplant softens. Add the kale, cover and simmer again for a few minutes until the kale softens.



  • meleahrebeccah

    Holy deliciousness.

  • vicki

    Momo cooks too. You are a girl of many, many talents my friend.

  • tara

    Oooh that looks good!

  • sassymonkey

    It makes me wish I liked eggplant. (I have tried so many times and in so many ways, I just don’t.)

  • Toni

    Oh I adore eggplant! Trying to eat healthier too, keep them coming will try this soon! I had a wonderful little eggplant growing in a pot in my yard and looking forward to growing another…Thanks Momo

  • braintomahawk

    The pictures are fine! However no picture can equal the testimonial of a kid who eats it up with gusto!

    For me, it’s about just having some meals that are full of veggies – I need that to balance me out sometimes!
    Well done! Thank you for sharing this.

  • Piper

    Alright. I’m doing this… and I won’t blame you if my concoction doesn’t work out, that’s how it goes for me with new recipes.

    I’ll let you know how I do. It looks and sounds DELISH!

    Also, it’s colder here than there, I crave warmth of all varieties 🙂

  • Bill Banchy

    What a coincidence! Your bro-in-law had a ruptured bicep … I did too, about 2 years ago. I attributed it doing weights (curls), but I have been taking simvastatin for a long time! Too late to do anything about it now. (My daughter is a surgical nurse and she is the one who noticed it and told me – she said they call it a “Popeye syndrome” … very apt.)

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