So yesterday I made a DELICIOUS dinner. I found it on pinterest, and new I had to make it ASAP. The only thing is it’s been so hot here lately that chili was the last thing I wanted to eat. Well, after a week, I just couldn’t wait any longer. So I cranked up the AC and made it last night. I got the recipe from here, and the only thing I did different, was I put one 15oz can of black beans, and one 15oz can of kidney beans instead of the 29oz can of just black, and I added some chipotle chili powder, because I just looove me some chipotle powder! Let me tell you, my husband doesn’t even like chili and he loved this!! It’s definitely a keeper (thank you, Milk Free Mom!!!), and even better, it’s all prepared in one pot! Couldn’t get any easier! If that doesn’t convince you…than maybe my picture of it will…. 🙂
Quinoa & Sweet Potato Chili (Recipe adapted from Milk Free Mom)
- one 15 oz can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- one 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
- one 6 oz can tomato paste
- 32 oz vegetable stock
- 1 onion, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1/2 tablespoon chipotle chili powder
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 sweet potato, peeled and cut into bite sized chunks
- 1 cup dry quinoa
- salt and pepper to taste
- avocado, cilantro for garnish (optional, but sooo good!)
- tortilla chips (also optional, but damnnn good!)
- Heat the oil in a large heavy soup pot over medium low heat.
- Add onions, and cook until soft and they start to turn brown (about 10 minutes).
- Add the garlic, and cook for about 2 minutes.
- Add the tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, and oregano and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
- Add the beans, stock, and potatoes, and season with salt and pepper .
- Cook for about 5 minutes, then add the quinoa. Continue cooking for about 15 minutes, stirring frequently, until quinoa and potatoes are cooked and the chili has thickened.
- Add a bit of water if the chili becomes too thick for your liking (which is never, in my opinion!) .
- Top with avocado and cilantro!
- I started to eat it with a fork, and then the tortilla chips were calling my name, and I couldn’t resist.
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