What you need for 4 servings:

For the minced Tofu

  • 300-400 g tofu 
  • 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oil

For the chili

  • 1 tsp smoked paprika powder
  • 1 tsp cumin (ground)
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds (ground)
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper 
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 100 ml coffee
  • 500 g mashed tomatoes (from the tin)
  • 400 ml water
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 cans of kidney beans
  • 1 can corn
  • 300 g basmati rice, 500 g wholemeal pasta or 1-2 ciabatta breads


Step 1: minced tofu

  • Wash the tofu once with cold water and then pat it dry.
  • In a bowl, simply crumble the tofu with your hands.
  • Then you have to season the tofu with 1 tablespoon oil and 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce and mix well (TIP: Works great with your hands).
  • Now spread the mixture on a baking tray covered with baking paper.
  • Put it into the NOT preheated oven and bake at 150 degrees for 10 minutes.
  • Take out the tray for a short time and mash everything with a fork and bake it again for 10 min. Now set aside the finished miced tofu.

Step 2: Chili spice mixture and preparations.

  • Add one tsp each of smoked paprika, cumin, coriander seeds, sugar, and 2 tsp salt, ½ tsp pepper as well as cayenne pepper and a pinch of cinnamon and set aside.
  • Finely dice the onion, set aside, and remove the skin from one clove of garlic.
  • Drain the kidney beans and corn in a colander and rinse once with cold water if necessary.

Step 3: Off you go!

  • In a saucepan, heat the 2 tablespoons of oil over high heat and then add the diced onions. When they are translucent, add your soy mince and a clove of garlic and sauté briefly (max. 1 min.).
  • Then add the spice mixture and mix it all together. Add the 100 ml of coffee.
  • Immediately after that you can add the tomatoes and the 400 ml of water.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of tomato paste and bring to a boil.
  • Then turn the heat down to low and add the corn and kidney beans and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir from time to time.
  • After 15 minutes you can season your chili with salt and cayenne pepper if needed.

Serve with pasta, rice or ciabatta.


Enjoy your meal!