Friday, November 2, 2012

Quinoa Sweet Potato Chili

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
Serves 6
  • 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
--In a skillet, saute the onion and garlic with a little olive oil
-- 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.        

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