Chili con quinoa recipe

An insanely delicious chili with quinoa. You can also easily make it vegetarian by omitting the minced meat. Quinoa gives this chili a unique texture and sweet-savoury flavor. Full of veggies and easy to make. Another new, delicious surprise to try!

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What do you need to cook Chili con quinoa recipe

For 4 persons

  • 170 g uncooked quinoa, rinsed
  • 475 ml of water
  • 450 gr organic ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 onion, shredded
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin powder
  • 800 g canned peeled tomatoes
  • 550 gr kidney beans
  • 1 red or green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 zucchini, cut into pieces
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano (leaves only)
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • freshly ground black pepper (I use acacia wood salt and pepper mill)
  • 1 pinch Himalayan salt or Celtic sea salt
  • 165 gr corn
  • 10 g chopped fresh coriander

Kitchen supplies

Preparation of Chili con quinoa recipe

  1. Bring the quinoa to the boil with the water in a saucepan over high heat.
  2. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender and all the water has been absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and stir in the ground beef.
  4. Stir-fry the meat until brown and crumbly. The minced meat should no longer be pink inside. Discard excess fat, and keep the fried minced meat in a separate bowl.
  5. Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, and jalapeño pepper, and cook, stirring, until the onion is soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Season with chilli powder and cumin and cook for 1 minute more.
  6. Then stir in the tomatoes, black beans, green pepper, red pepper, zucchini, oregano, and parsley. Season with salt and black pepper.
  7. Simmer until peppers are tender, about 20 minutes.
  8. Once the peppers are cooked, stir in the quinoa, ground beef, and corn kernels. Simmer for 5 minutes to warm the dish well. Stir in the cilantro just before serving.

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