Quinoa Chili

Here is another awesome recipe that I was forced to find because of the cleanse (thank you, cleanse).  I found it here and made some minor adjustments to the recipe.  My adjustments are included in the recipe below.  

  • Quinoa Chili

  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1.5 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1.5 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 (14 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 (19 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
3 cups of water

  1. Bring the quinoa and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender (about 15 to 20 minutes).
  2. While the quinoa is cooking, heat the vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the onion, and cook until the onion softens and turns translucent.  Add the garlic, chili powder, and cumin; cook and stir for 1 minute. Stir in the tomatoes, black beans, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, zucchini, jalapeno pepper, chipotle pepper, water and oregano. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 20 minutes.
  3. After 20 minutes, stir in the quinoa and corn. Cook to reheat the corn for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, and stir in the cilantro to serve.  Garnish the dish with more cilantro and some avocado slices on top.  

This is a really good one, you're going to want to try it!


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