Vegetarian

Vegan green chile for a seasonal favorite on Meatless Monday

It's the time of year when dozens of chile stands pop up along Federal Boulevard, complete with roasters. Although some people insist that green chile must have pork, the chiles are really key -- and it's easy to make a good meat-free version. This recipe was adapted from the Sam's No. 3 Kickin' Green Chile recipe on the Food Network website, only modified for vegans with soy curls instead of pork and Smart Balance dairy-free butter instead of regular butter.

We used medium-heat chiles, and it turned out pretty spicy; we'd recommend medium or mild. Go with hot or dynamite only if you're sure you can handle it!

See also: - Lentil soup for a hearty meal on Meatless Monday - Split-pea soup to help chase away winter for Meatless Monday - Black bean soup to welcome fall on Meatless Monday

KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
Contact: Amber Taufen