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Friday, May 2, 2014

Turkey/Quinoa Chili

 Recently I have mentioned how I was beginning a gluten free diet HERE. I have been doing a lot of research and have come across some great recipes that are not only gluten free, but delicious. Out of all the meals that I have found so far though, one stands out to me the most that was shared by a co-worker of mine, turkey quinoa chili. I love the taste, it fills me up, and it is really great to make on a Sunday and have a whole bunch left over for the week to take to lunch or have for dinner.
 
 

 
What You Need:
 
1 whole white onion chopped
5 cloves of garlic chopped
2 large cans crushed tomatoes
1 large can diced tomatoes
2 Tbsp Tomato Paste
2 Tbsp chili powder (more to taste)
3 Tbsp cumin (more to taste)
A few shakes of Red Pepper seeds
Salt/Pepper to taste
1 lbs ground turkey
1 cup cooked quinoa (quick quinoa cooking instructions HERE )
1 can chick peas (optional)
2 cans kidney beans
1 can black beans
 
 What You Do:
Saute Onions until translucent in 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
Add garlic, stir for a 2 minutes
Add Cumin/Chili Powder/a few shakes of Red Pepper, stir for a few moments
Add Turkey and brown
Add all 3 cans of tomatoes and paste
Bring it up to a slow boil and then let it simmer for a bit
Add all the beans (rinsed)
Let simmer
Add cooked quinoa
Just let it simmer for like 25 minutes or so and then add more spices as necessary. If you notice that it is getting a bit dry, add some chicken stock.
Once done cooking spoon chili into a bowl.
Top it with a little bit of cheese, a dollop of plain fat free Greek yogurt and you are good to go!
 
Is this a recipe that you think is worth trying?
 
 
Tori
 
 
 
 

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