Soups

Quinoa Chili

A filling bean and quinoa chili.

1 cup tri-color quinoa
1 tablespoon olive oil
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 sweet onion, diced
2 (14.5-ounce) cans fire-roasted, diced tomatoes
1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (4.5-ounce) can diced green chiles
1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder, or more, to taste
1 tablespoons ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 link chorizo, crumbled (I used Soyrizo)
1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 1/2 cups corn kernels, frozen or canned
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
Juice of 1 lime, optional
Garnish: 1 avocado, halved, seeded, peeled and diced --- sour cream --- scallions --- cheese shreds --- cilantro (I dug in before I took a pic with the garnishes!! oops)
In a large saucepan, cook quinoa according to package instructions; set aside. Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven or large pot over medium high heat. Add garlic and onion, and cook, stirring frequently, until...
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Nutritions

Calories
3733

Sodium
2058mg
85% DV

Fat
231g
356% DV

Protein
116g
233% DV

Carbs
232g
79% DV

Fiber
65g
261% DV

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