Hearty, crumbly, and packed with protein, tofu is the game changing addition to meatless chili that you've been missing.
Coat the bottom of a large pot with oil and place it over medium heat.
When the oil is hot, add the onion and pepper. Sauté for about 5 minutes, until the onion is soft and translucent.
Add the garlic and crumble the tofu into the pot. Add the chili powder, cumin, paprika, ancho chile powder, and cayenne. Continue to sauté everything until the tofu begins to dry up a bit, about 5 minutes more.
Stir in the tomatoes, tomato paste, black beans, kidney beans and ale. Raise the heat and bring the mixture to a simmer.
Lower the heat and allow the mixture to simmer for at least 30 minutes, and up to 90 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add a bit of water if it becomes too thick during cooking.
Stir in the corn and allow to continue simmering for about 2 minutes, until heated throughout.
Remove the pot from heat and taste test. Season with salt and pepper to taste
Ladle into bowls and top with toppings of choice. Serve.