Cocoa Quinoa Chili

Total Preparation & Cooking Time: 55 Minutes

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • Red Quinoa Grains: 2 cups
  • Olive oil: 1 tablespoon
  • Diced onion: 1
  • Minced garlic: 4 cloves
  • Diced tomatoes: 3 cups
  • Tomato sauce: 15-ounce
  • Vegetable broth: 2 cups
  • Diced green chili: 1 cup
  • Chili powder: 2 1/2 tablespoons
  • Ground cumin: 1 tablespoon
  • Cocoa morning powder: 1 tablespoon
  • Paprika: 1 tablespoon
  • Honey: 1 tablespoon
  • Cayenne pepper: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Pepper and salt: 1 Dash
  • Kidney beans (rinsed and drained): 60 ounces
  • Black beans (rinsed and drained): 15 ounces
  • Corn: 15 ounces
  • Chopped cilantro: 1/2 cup
  • Juiced lime: 1

Directions:

  1. Cook quinoa as per instructions given on the package.
  2. Set one large pot over medium heat and cook garlic and onion in extra-virgin olive oil to tender.
  3. Stir in tomatoes, cooked quinoa, tomato sauce, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, sugar, paprika, cocoa, cumin, chili powder, green chili and broth.
  4. Let this mixture boil and decrease heat to simmer this mixture. Cover this pot and let it simmer for almost 20 minutes.
  5. Mix in lime juice, cilantro, corn and beans and cook for extra 10 minutes. Serve hot.