This was such a great twist on the standard chili. I got the recipe over here, and we loved how it turned out. Less like a true chili, really, and more like a very hearty/tasty quinoa dish with one of my favorite pairings ever -- black beans and sweet potatoes!
The best part, I had everything I needed in my pantry the night I made this! You probably do, too.
Quinoa Sweet Potato Chili
- 2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained
- 6 oz can tomato paste OR 1- 2 cans diced tomatoes, depending on deisred consistency (1 for more of a chili consistency, and 2 for stew)
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 5 t minced garlic
- 1 t chili powder
- 1 T cumin
- 1 t oregano
- 1 t paprika - smoked
- 1 very large sweet potato, peeled and chopped into 1 in cubes (3 cups)
- 1 c dry quinoa
-- Stir in the tomato paste and spices and stir for about a minute
-- Add the broth and beans and potatoes. Bring to a boil.
-- Add the quinoa, reduce heat, cover and simmer 20-30 minutes until the quinoa is all done
You can top it with avocado if you want. We didn't, but it would have been great.