Quinoa Chili With Roasted Peppers Recipe
It is almost the weekend!
When I started writing my blog I began following Inspire and Indulge. Leah of Inspire and Indulge and I both were first time bloggers right around the same time and it has been fun to see Leah’s blog grow and follow all of her delicious recipes & creative crafts.
I have been wanting try quinoa chili and this was just the inspiration. I took this inspiration along with a recipe I found in Cooking Light a while ago that I wanted to try and did a few alternations and came up with this quinoa and roasted pepper chili (but since I am a huge fan of my slow cooker I am trying Leah’s recipe out next time I need to make chili).
The roasted red peppers and poblano chiles add a sweet flavor. This version is vegetarian but you could throw in ground beef, turkey, pork..whatever you have a taste for.
10 minutes is all it takes to roast these peppers for Quinoa Chili.
- 1 (14.5 ounce) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes with chipotles, undrained
- 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 red bell peppers
- 2 poblano chiles
- 4 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon Spanish smoked paprika
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/3 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
- Salt to taste
- Preheat broiler.
- Cut peppers and chiles in half lengthwise, discarding seeds and membranes.
- Place halves, skin sides up, on a foil-lined baking sheet, and flatten with hand.
- Broil 10 minutes or until blackened. Place in paper bag and fold to close tightly. Let stand 10 minutes. Peel and coarsely chop.
- Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan stirring to coat. Add onion and garlic and sauté 4 minutes.
- Stir in chili powder, cumin, and paprika; sauté for 30 seconds. Add roasted peppers and chiles, 1/2 cup water, and remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until quinoa is tender.
- Serve with cheese, chives, sour cream and some tortilla chips.
Tomorrow is Friday–see you then! 🙂
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