Something Fresh: Quinoa Bean Chilli

Quinoa chili

Ingredients (serves 6)

1 tablespoon olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, diced 2 cups cooked quinoa
6 large tomatoes pureed in blender 1 small tin tomato puree
2 green chillies chopped fine 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder, or more, to taste
2 teaspoons cumin 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 1/2 cups corn kernels (frozen or tinned is fine) 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
Juice of 1 lime

Method of Preparation:

  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Add garlic and onion, and cook, stirring frequently, until onions have become soft and fragrant (around 3 minutes). Stir in cooked quinoa, blended tomatoes, tomato puree (from tin), green chillies, chilli powder, cumin, paprika, sugar, cayenne pepper, coriander and 1-2 cups water, making sure to cover most of the ingredients. Season mixture with salt and pepper, to taste.
  2. Cover and leave pot to simmer until the mixture thickes (around 25 minutes). Stir in beans, corn, cilantro and lime juice until heated through, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add some cilantro as garnish and serve hot.

 Approximate nutritional content per serving: 

Calories 326.7
Total Fat 7.7 g
Saturated Fat 1.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 500 mg
Total Carbohydrate 57.8 g
Dietary Fibre 11.7 g
Sugars 5.8 g
Protein 11.8 g

Special thanks: Something Fresh  


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