Quinoa Chili for the Soul

Quinoa Chili

My hole life I have made the same chili recipe, but I have decided to branch out and try something new. This one is completely different that the other chili recipe I usually make, click here to check it out. But it is so good I can’t tell which one I like best! So here it goes, folks! Hope you enjoy ❤

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Ingredients 

1/2 cup Quinoa

1 large Sweet Potato

1 tbsp Olive Oil

1 15oz can Black Beans

1 yellow Onion

1 15oz can Fire Roasted Tomatoes

3-4 cloves garlic

2 cups Veggie Broth

1 tbsp Cumin

1 tbsp Chili Powder

1 tsp Salt

1 tsp Pepper

1 lime

Toppings

Avocado

Pepperjack or Cheddar Cheese

Cilantro

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Start out with a small pot and bring 1 cup of water to boil. Once boiling add quinoa and turn down to medium heat. Do the same in a medium pot, filling it half way with water, peel and chop sweet potato into bite sized pieces, add to water, and cover with a lid. Allow for the water to boil for 10-15 minutes or until potato is soft. In a large pot add in olive oil, chopped onion, black beans, garlic and diced tomatoes. Turn heat to medium/high and let simmer. Once onion is transparent, add veggie broth, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper. Check on both your quinoa and sweet potato, once they are finished, add them to the large pot. Stir and allow the contents to warm on medium heat for 5-7 minutes. Once appropriately warm to eat, dish out your bowls and add the toppings of your choice.

Chilly seasons means it’s Chili Season

chili chili2

Well folks, we’re getting into that time of year again. The weather is getting a bit colder, the leaves are changing, and the sun greets the ridgeline a little earlier than it used to. I notice a huge shift in my palate when we first come into fall. I say goodbye to my frequent salads and smoothies to welcome warm, earthy foods. The recipe I am going to share with you is my mothers. Growing up I loved this Chili recipe and I still use it today, as you can see! It’s another easy piece and makes enough for a whole family. Or, if you’re me, you get to enjoy a lot of leftovers and the joy of sharing it with friends! This recipe is vegetarian. Feel free to add a meat if you’d like, but you might want to try it this way just once, ’cause it is just so good!

Ingredients:

2 15 oz cans Black Beans

2 15 oz cans Kidney Beans

1 15 oz can Garbanzo Beans

1 15 oz can Pinto Beans

1 15 oz can of 100% Pumpkin

1 28oz can of Fire Roasted Tomatoes

1 15 oz can of Hatch Red Enchilada Sauce

4 Tbsp Tamari

Salt

Pepper

Spike Seasoning

Tabasco

Cheese

Basically, the hardest part of this recipe is just getting all the cans open. Get out a big pot, put in 3 or 4 of the cans and turn the heat on medium. Adjust the heat as needed so that the beans don’t stick to the bottom. I like to strain the beans before putting them into the pot so that it isn’t too watery. Every 3-4 cans add a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Once you have all the cans opened and the contents has been poured into the pot, give it a good stir, add Tamari, Tabasco, and Spike or just another layer of Salt and Pepper. Season to your liking. I like to under-do the seasoning in the pot and then season each bowl to my liking. Grade Cheese, if you’d like, I recommend Sharp Cheddar or Pepperjack or add crackers.