We have been pretty sick the past few days but took the time to make this yummy Quinoa Chili. I had not tried Quinoa yet and the hubby was bound and determined to have me try it. Wow, I was really missing out. If you have not tried Quinoa, I find it to be a sort of rice/earthy type of natural grain. Quinoa is very high in protein, fiber and full of many healthy benefits. I LOVED this chili. I am normally not a healthy foods type person but the flavors were quite yummy and I loved the spice in this Quinoa Chili Recipe. If you have yet to try Quinoa, give it a try. Hubby made this chili yesterday and then made me some Quinoa Breakfast this morning (yes, I liked it that much). Hopefully it is so healthy it will get this whole house back to feeling better ha ha!
Quinoa Chili Recipe
I liked that this chilly seems to be quite simple and ready in know time. Hubby made ours in my new Dutch Oven I picked up at Meijer this past weekend (yes, he bribed me with a new dutch oven to get me to try Quinoa, lol). We picked up most of the ingredients at Target but did need to buy the Qunioa at Kroger 9found in the Organic section).
1 large Onion, chopped
2 tbsp Minced Garlic
28 oz can Diced Tomatoes and Chiles
1 can Tomato Paste
2 cups Chicken Broth (or water for vegetarian)
2 cup Cooked Quinoa
1 1/2 tbsp Olive Oil
2 tbsp Chili Powder
2 tsp Cumin
1 tsp Cocoa Powder
1 tsp Paprika
1 tsp Sugar
1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
2 tsp Salt
2 (15 oz) can Kidney Beans drained
1 (15 oz) can Black Beans drained
12 oz Frozen Corn
1/4 cup chopped Cilantro
2 tbsp Lime Juice
Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.
Saute onion until tender.
Add all remaining ingredients except beans, corn, cilantro and lime juice.
Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
Add in remaining ingredients and cook 10 more minutes.
Serve with optional toppings and sides (cheddar, sour cream, green onions, avocados, etc.).
I am hoping that this is my hubbies road to eating more healthy. Somehow I am not holding my breath, ha ha! He will go through these stages when he decides he wants to eat healthy and take better care of himself. Unfortunately they usually do not last too long. Hopefully he is not back to making greasy foods like Onion Rings next week, lol. I will keep positive and keep my fingers crossed.
If you are needing a quick, easy, healthy and a bit of a spicy chili be sure to give this recipe a try. The earthiness of the Quinoa is not overwhelming but adds a great flavor to the chili. I had some cheese, sour cream and green onions to top this off with more yumminess.
Quinoa Chili Recipe
- 1 large Onion chopped
- 2 tbsp Minced Garlic
- 28 oz can Diced Tomatoes and Chiles
- 1 can Tomato Paste
- 2 cups Chicken Broth or water for vegetarian
- 2 cup Cooked Quinoa
- 1 1/2 tbsp Olive Oil
- 2 tbsp Chili Powder
- 2 tsp Cumin
- 1 tsp Cocoa Powder
- 1 tsp Paprika
- 1 tsp Sugar
- 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
- 2 tsp Salt
- 2 15 oz can Kidney Beans drained
- 1 15 oz can Black Beans drained
- 12 oz Frozen Corn
- 1/4 cup chopped Cilantro
- 2 tbsp Lime Juice
- Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.
- Saute onion until tender.
- Add all remaining ingredients except beans, corn, cilantro and lime juice.
- Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
- Add in remaining ingredients and cook 10 more minutes.
- Serve with optional toppings and sides (cheddar, sour cream, green onions, avocados, etc.).