Healthy Black Bean and Quinoa Chili

 

Healthy Black Bean and Quinoa Chili

Servings: 4

Preparation time: 50 min

 

A healthy, hearty and tasty vegetarian chili with back beans and quinoa that does not sacrifice anything in flavour.

 

Ingredients

1 cup quinoa, rinsed

2 cups water

1 tablespoon oil

1 onion, chopped

4 cloves garlic, chopped

1 jalapeno pepper, chopped

1 tablespoon chili powder

1 tablespoon cumin, toasted and ground

1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes

2 (19 ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed

1 green bell pepper, cut into bit sized pieces

1 red bell pepper, cut into bit sized pieces

1 zucchini, cut into bit sized pieces, optional

1 tablespoon chipotle chili in adobo sauce, chopped

1 teaspoon dried oregano

salt and pepper to taste

1 cup corn, fresh, frozen or canned

1 handful cilantro, chopped

Directions

 

1.Simmer the quinoa in the water until absorbed, about 20 minutes.

2.Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat, add the onions and saute until tender, about 5-7 minutes.

3.Add the garlic, chili powder and cumin and saute until fragrant, about 1 minutes.

4.Add the tomatoes, beans, peppers, zucchini, chipotle, oregano, salt and pepper and simmer for 20 minutes.

5.Add the quinoa and corn and simmer for 5 minutes.

6.Remove from the heat and stir in the cilantro.

 

 

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