Slow Cooker Spicy Mexican Okra Chili

OH Boy, we’re heatin’ things up in D.C. this week!

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Ready for fall weather?  Ready for savory soups and chilis that warm up those first breezy cold days?  This chili won’t disappoint.   It has all the spice you could want and all the flavor of your favorite Mexican meal.  Now that’s a bowl full of fun!

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Team up your chili with a few hearty slices of spicy, cakey gluten free corn bread and Wow!  You’ve got your groove on……..

I’ve blended the best of a Mexican meal with a simple vegetable chili for the best of both meals.  Heat optional, very recommended!

Slow Cooker Spicy Mexican Okra Red Chili

1 lbs bag of frozen Okra or 2 cups of fresh, slicedSpicy Mexican Style Okra Chili - from #vegan #veggiechili #spicychili #veganmofo #spicyokra

24 oz. Old El Paso Brand ‘Thick & Chunky’ Salsa

(1) 10 oz. jar of Old El Paso Brand Enchilada Sauce (Hot)

(2) 9 oz. cans of Green Chilis

14 oz. bag frozen Edamame

32 oz. or 2  cans Kidney Beans, rinsed and drained

3 cups of water

1 cup brown lentils

16 oz. Tofu Taco Meat

1 cup dried Shiitake Mushrooms

1 tsp. Sea Salt

3 Tbs Chili Powder

1 Tbs. Cumin

1 Jalapeno diced

1 tsp. Liquid Smoke (optional)

Combine all ingredients in a large slow cooker (I used a 7 Qt.) and heat on low for 7-8 hours or high for 2 hours.  Serves 8.

Optional handful of Sunflower Sprouts for garnish

Spicy Gluten Free Skillet Corn Bread

The spicy cornbread was a last minute throw together recipe that turned out well cooked on the stove top in an iron skillet.

You’ll probably want to use an oven and I would think it would bake up in about 20 minutes at 325 degrees.

1 Cup Self Rising Corn Meal, 1/3 Cup Lentil Flour (or other non-gluten) 1 Cup Water, 1/4 cup Oil, 2 Tbs. Ground Flax, 1 Tbs. BBQ Rub,     3 Tbs. Palm Sugar, pinch of sea salt.  Mix wet, mix dry, combine and let rest for 5 minutes before baking.

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14 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Spicy Mexican Okra Chili

  1. narf77

    I don’t have a slow cooker…or Red Kidney Beans…or okra (thank goodness!) but I DO have the will to make chilli so consider your recipe pinched and heavily adapted 😉

    1. Angela @ Canned Time

      Okra is only available here (fresh) for a few summer months but we can get it frozen any time. I love adapting recipes to my tastes and hope you’ll share when you make it with local ingredients there. I take so many ingredients for granted here. 🙂

      1. narf77

        I can grow okra…just HATE the stuff ;). I bought some and made a version of gumbo and almost heaved it was so slimy…not my thang girl but thankfully it can be subbed (just throw in some garden slugs 😉 )

          1. narf77

            We can’t get okra frozen, only comes in fresh at the grocery stores. I know it’s very easy to grow and drought tolerant so perfect for here BUT (isn’t there always a “but” 😉 ) that fresh okra has stringy slimy mucilaginous gloop attached. I couldn’t eat it without thinking about slugs…ech! Best stop now, haven’t had breakfast yet! 😉

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