Quinoa Chili

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I love quinoa, I know most people have mixed feelings on quinoa but this is why I like it; I can make it taste like anything I want. Quinoa doesn’t have a strong flavor so I can cook it any way I want and put it in anything.

This recipe is not mine, its one I found on Pinterest, so here it is and I will include a link. The only differences are, I put avocado and sour cream in mine and I left out the coriander because I didn’t have any and I thought chocolate powder would be weird in it so i left that out as well!

I loved this recipe, and my toddler loved it as well, so I highly recommend it!

https://www.cookingclassy.com/quinoa-chili/

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa (from 2/3 cup dry)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion , diced (1 3/4 cup)
  • 4 cloves garlic , minced
  • 2 (14.5 oz) cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can vegetable broth
  • 1 (7 oz) can diced green chiles
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper , more or less to taste
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste
  • 2 (15 oz) cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed (I used one dark red, one light red)
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen corn
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice

For serving (optional)

  • Shredded cheddar cheese , diced avocado, sour cream, tortilla chips

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large enameled cast iron pot over medium-high heat. Once oil is hot add onion and saute until translucent, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and saute 1 minute longer. Add in diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, cooked quinoa, vegetable broth, green chiles, chili powder, cumin, cocoa, paprika, sugar, coriander, cayenne pepper and season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring mixture just to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer, cover pot and allow to simmer 30 minutes.
  2. Add in all kidney beans, black beans, corn, cilantro and lime and cook until heated through. Serve warm with optional toppings and sides (cheddar, sour cream, diced avocados and tortilla chips).
  3. Recipe Source: Cooking Classy

Much love,

M

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