Thursday, April 15, 2010

Quinoa Chili

So yummy and filling.  The flavors just blend together perfectly.

3 cans kidney beans, rinsed & drained (or whatever beans you like)
1 T canola or olive oil
1 large yellow onion, diced (or 2 small/medium onions)
2 sweet green or red peppers, chopped
3 teaspoon salt
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 teaspoons cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup quinoa, rinsed in warm water &amp drained;
1-1 1/2 cup frozen corn
2 cans tomato sauce (12 oz)
2 cups water

Heat oil in large pot over medium heat. Add onions, and sauté until tender and starting to caramelize 5+ minutes. Add salt, garlic, pepper and spices; sauté for 5 more minutes. Add rinsed quinoa and stir in. Add corn, tomato sauce, and water.  Simmer together 20 minutes. Add beans to the pot and simmer another 10 minutes. Serve with grated cheese, sour cream, sliced avocadoes or whatever else you like to put on chili.  Makes 6-8 (1 Cup) Servings.  From Feed Your Family.  Excellent served with corn chip dippers or corn bread.

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