Quinoa Veggie Chili

Hello again!

My husband brought home a new coffee brew today so I am all hyped up and ready to share my chili recipe from over the weekend! It can be vegetarian friendly if you leave out the meat but that’s optional. Perfect for a quick easy meal on football Sundays!

I try to use as much organic product as possible for this meal since it’s pretty simple and lasts a few days. Obviously being straight organic all the time is not affordable for most of us so use your own judgement.

I will also add a corn bread muffin recipe at the end! If you like corn bread these are a wonderful addition to any chili meal!

Chili Ingredients

  • 16oz Can Crushed Tomatoes
  • 12oz Can Tomato Sauce
  • 1 Red Pepper
  • 1 Green Pepper
  • 1 Cup Corn
  • 1 1/2 Cup Quinoa
  • 1 Tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 1/4 Cup Minced Onion
  • Water
  • 12 oz Can Spicy Black Beans
  • 12oz Can Kidney Beans
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1/3 Cup Chili Powder
  • 1 Cup Cooked Ground Turkey (optional)

I keep cooked quinoa prepped in the refrigerator for each week. It’s a quick shot at protein if you need to eat but don’t feel like cooking. It doesn’t get soggy and gross so I like to keep it handy. If you have never cooked quinoa just follow the instructions on the package. The quinoa can be cooked while you are starting the pot of chili.

I like to cut up all of my veggies and open all of the cans before hand. I have been known to burn my garlic if I am doing a lot of multitasking. I cut my peppers into very small pieces and that is of course optional for you depending on how you like them. If you are adding ground turkey you will want to cook that ahead of time as well. I like to cook it with chili powder to ensure flavor.

Place large soup pot on a medium heat burner. Melt butter in your soup pot. Once butter is in liquid form add garlic and onion stirring until golden. Once garlic and onion have a gold coating you can add the peppers and corn then stir until soft. I use frozen corn and I am sure any type will be fine. Once veggies are soft you can add crushed tomatoes and tomato sauce. I also fill the 16oz can once or twice with water and add that to the pot as well. Add chili powder, quinoa,beans, and ground turkey if you chose to add that. Let this heat on low for about 30 minutes with a lid. After 30 minutes it should be good to go! Sometimes I let it simmer longer to make sure everything blends to the extreme!

Corn Bread Muffins

  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 3 tbsp Honey
  • 1 1/4 Cup Flour
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 3/4 Cup Cornmeal Yellow
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Stick Unsalted Butter
  • 3/4 Cup Milk

Preheat oven 350 degrees.Mix butter, egg, and milk together in a small bowl. Mix dry ingredients together in a larger bowl. Once both bowls are mixed slowly add them together in  the larger bowl. I use butter to grease my muffin pan but you could also use paper cups. Put mixture evenly into muffin pan. Cook for 15-20 minutes and let cool before serving.

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