Healthy Black Bean and Quinoa Chili
Preparation time: 50 min
A healthy, hearty and tasty vegetarian chili with back beans and quinoa that does not sacrifice anything in flavour.
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
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.