- It is a nutritionally complete One-Pot Meal, which equals a really healthy, delicious dinner in just 30 minutes.
- My husband, while perhaps less interested in the nutritional content (Kale is in fact a super food!), kept exclaiming throughout dinner that it tastes "Just Like Chili!" He didn't think it looked like chili, but it tastes like chili and he went so far as to proclaim it Better than ordinary chili on account of the delightfully chunky texture.
- I only had to coax and spoon feed bites to one of the kids.
- We didn't have any leftovers.
Vegetarian Quinoa Chili with Kale and Red Beans
Ingredients1 tablespoon ghee, or butter, or olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup of water
2/3 cup quinoa, rinsed with warm water
1 cup corn, fresh or frozen
1 cup tomato sauce
1 can kidney beans, rinsed
1 small bunch of kale, destemmed and coarsely chopped
DirectionsIn a large sauce pan, heat oil over medium low heat. Add the onion, bell pepper, garlic and spices and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the water, quinoa, corn, and tomato sauce. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes. Add the beans and kale and simmer for an additional 5 minutes, or until kale has softened. Makes 4 to 6 servings.
(Adapted from my favorite cookbook, Feeding the Whole Family)