Harlan’s Dad’s Chili


1 onion, chopped
1 16-ounce can pinto beans, drained
1 16-ounce can kidney beans, drained
1 16-ounce can northern beans, drained
4 veggie burgers, broken into bite size pieces, or 2 cups soy burger crumbles (see note below)
2 cups salsa (use your favorite brand, hot or mild — your choice)
4 cups canned tomatoes, undrained, broken into pieces
2 bay leaves
1 habanero chili pepper, cut in half lengthwise (leave seeds in; see note below)
1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
pinch cayenne pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon mild paprika

Combine all ingredients in a large pot. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer, covered, about 45 minutes. Remove the bay leaves and the habanero chili pepper before serving.

6-8 servings