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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Red Bean and Quinoa Chili

1 can kidney beans, rinsed & drained (also can use black beans or cannelini beans which are white kidney beans)
1 TBS olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped fine
1 tsp salt
2 large carrots, washed and shredded (on a cheese grater)
1 green pepper, chopped (I don't use this do to allergy)
1 red pepper, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. dried oregano
1/4 tsp cayenne ( I didn't have any so I used a dash or two of chili powder )
1/4 tsp cinnamon ( I use only 1/8 tsp.)
2/3 cup quinoa, rinsed in warm water for about 5 to 10 minutes (in a fine mesh sieve) & drained
1 cup frozen corn (OMITTED due to MAJOR ALLERGY)
2 cups tomato sauce
1 to 4 cups water (recipe calls for 1 but I usually end up adding more sometimes up to 4 or 5 cups water total)
Heat oil in stockpot over medium heat. Add onions, and saute' until tender. Add salt, garlic, carrots, peppers and spices; saute' for 5 -10 minutes. Add rinsed quinoa and stir in. Add corn, tomato sauce, and water. Simmer together 20 minutes. Add beans to the pot and simmer another 15 minutes.
Makes 6-8 (1 cup) servings    We usually serve this with Jaslyn Bread (our version of corn bread) and salad.

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