Klunker's easy quinoa chili (MM)
Here is another great recipe for those who are doing the Mary's mini (quinoa). If you are not doing the mini, I will offer up some great additions at the end.
This chili is so easy to make, it really takes little effort. I know with your busy schedules, an easy to make recipe is always welcome. I hope that you find this one delicious, easy, and a part of your rotation.
I have not made this in my Instant Pot yet. When I do, I will add those instructions.
1 cup quinoa (washed and drained)
2 1/2 cups mushroom stock (or veggie broth/stock)
1 8oz. can of tomato sauce
1 14.5 oz. can of diced tomatoes, with liquid
1/2 medium onion, peeled and chopped
8 oz. mushrooms (I used trumpet mushrooms, but any will do) chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
1/2 cup chopped green bell peppers
1/2 cup frozen (or fresh) green beans
1 1/2 tablespoons no salt chili powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/8-1/2 tsp. red chili flakes
1/8 tsp. chipotle powder (or you could use a squirt of sriracha)
Place a large soup pot on the stove, over medium heat. Add the onions, and start to saute them.
Saute for 5 minutes, stirring often to avoid sticking.
After 5 minutes, add your garlic, bell peppers, and beans. Cook another 5 minutes, stirring often.
After 5 minutes, add your mushrooms, and saute for about 2 minutes.
Add your spices, and stir to combine well. (about a minute)
Add your quinoa, and stir to combine well.
Now add your mushroom stock/veggie stock, tomato sauce, and diced tomatoes (including the liquid in the can)
Now, allow to come to a boil (you can bump your heat up to make this happen faster).
When it comes to a boil, reduce the heat to low, and cover. From this point on, no peeking until the recipe is done.
Cook on low for 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes, turn the heat off, but don't peek, and let sit on the stove top for 10 minutes.
After a 10 minute rest, you can take the lid off.
Stir well, to mix all the veggie goodness in.
Now, EAT!!! Garnish with chopped green onions and fresh cilantro.
***If you are not doing this for the Mary's mini, you can add the following before you cover and cook.
1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
I hope you give this recipe a try. I hope you find it easy and delicious!