Willie Nelson Says the "Best F-ing Chili" He Has Ever Tasted is Vegan! (+Recipe)
Even though Willie Nelson is not vegan himself, his new favorite chili is. The singer recently reached out to Michael Nischan, a James Beard award-winning chef and founder and CEO of Wholesome Wave, a company whose vision is “Affordable, healthy, local food for all.” Nischan put together two recipes for Nelson and his wife, who is vegan: one meaty chili and one plant-based. Nelson said, about the vegan dish:
“Oh my God, this is the best f***ing chili we’ve ever tasted.”
Since then the couple has been raving about their delicious vegan meal and have requested it several times. This St. Patrick’s Day Nelson and Nischan are hosting a pot luck at the singer’s Texan ranch to benefit Wholesome Wave. They will be serving the chili to their guests, a dish that features a true Mexican-style chili preparation, according to Nischan:
“The key to this recipe is cooking the chile peppers Mexican style – toasting, blooming, rehydrating, pureeing and the long-cooking process. And any dry spices go and get hard toasted.”
Find the recipe here and try it for yourself!
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