Quinoa White Bean Chili

By August 4, 2015 , , , , , No Comments
Need a fast chili recipe? This will do the trick. It’s a protein powerhouse, owing to the combination of quinoa and beans. The secret ingredient is the simply organic brand vegetarian chili packet–they know how to mix up the perfect combo of seasonings for chili. My husband isn’t a huge fan of kidney beans, so this white bean version is our go to recipe.

Quinoa White Bean Chili

Serves 4-5

2 cups cooked garbanzo beans (~1can)
2 cups cooked cannellini or navy beans (~1 can)
½ cup uncooked quinoa
½ onion chopped
1 bell pepper chopped
1 jalapeno chopped, minced, seeds removed for milder chili
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 cups water
1 packet simply organic brand vegetarian chili
Salt to taste

Add quinoa to large pot plus 1 cup water, bring to boil. Reduce to simmer, add all veggies and cook with lid on until water has evaporated and quinoa is fluffy. Add in 1 1/2c water and beans, bring to simmer. Mix spice packet with ½ cup water until well combined, add to pot, and simmer until chili is desired thickness. Add salt or not, to taste. Top with avocado, scallions, tomatoes, you choose! Enjoy!