So tasty, you’ll never miss the meat
Quinoa recipes are everywhere these days—for good reason. Quinoa is loaded with nutrition, and it’s a great source of protein. People are putting it into salads, soups, you name it.
So why not chili? It may sound strange, but it works really well. So if you’re looking for a dish that can feed a crowd—with appeal to vegans and carnivores alike—look no further.
You’ll have to take a short trip to read the recipe, though. Today I’m guest posting at Wendy’s Cooking Quinoa, so you’ll need to read the recipe there. You want the direct link? Read on.
Recipe: Quinoa and Sweet Potato Chili
You can find my recipe for Quinoa and Sweet Potato Chili at Cooking Quinoa. Here’s a teaser from that post:
Super Bowl Sunday is coming up soon, which means party time for many of us. Are you looking for a hearty dish to serve—and one that’s relatively healthy? Well, this Quinoa and Sweet Potato Chili may be it.
You say football isn’t your thing? No problem. When you make this great-tasting chili, you’ll be a winner, no matter what!
This week and next is all about Super Bowl food here at Kitchen Riffs, too. And for watching the big game, nothing beats a bowl of chili. So after you read the Quinoa and Sweet Potato Chili recipe that I’m guest posting on Cooking Quinoa (thanks, Wendy!), come back to our site—and read on for more football-appropriate chili recipes.
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A Cavalcade of Chili
We love chili here at Kitchen Riffs, so we’ve posted many recipes for it over the years. My new Quinoa and Sweet Potato chili is a riff on the Sweet Potato Chili with Black Beans that I did a couple years back. Like the quinoa chili, that one is vegan. I’ve also made a great Vegetarian Chili that you might want to check out.
If you like the idea of sweet potatoes in chili, but want some meat too, then try our Chunky Pork and Sweet Potato Chili. Sweet potatoes bring out the best in pork, and both ingredients work well in a spicy chili.
Speaking of pork, you may also like our Pulled Pork and Green Chile Chili. If you have leftovers from making our Oven Slow-Cooked BBQ Pulled Pork, this dish is the perfect place for them. If not, the chili recipe has instructions for making a quicky pulled pork.
Or maybe you’re looking for a basic ground beef chili. If so, check out the recipe in our post on Chili Basics—where you’ll also read all about the difference between chile (with an “e”) and chili (with an “i”).
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Sounds Strange, Tastes Terrific
“At first I thought the idea of using quinoa in chili was weird,” said Mrs. Kitchen Riffs, spooning a mouthful. “But this really works.”
“And quinoa is a great source of protein,” I said. “So this chili is not only tasty, but nutritionally good stuff.”
“Of course, lots of people don’t think protein is protein unless it’s delivered in the form of meat,” said Mrs K R.
“No worries,” I said. “Our next post, this coming Sunday, will be on Meat and Potatoes Chili.”
“Sounds like an instant classic,” said Mrs K R.
“Yeah, when I was a kid, I thought meat and potatoes were the two main food groups,” I said.
“Well, there’s also dessert,” she noted.
Count on Mrs K R to put things in perspective.
You may also enjoy reading about:
Kale, Quinoa, and White Bean Soup
Lentil, Quinoa, and Zucchini Salad
Summer White Bean and Quinoa Salad
Sweet Potato Chili with Black Beans
Pulled Pork and Green Chile Chili
Chunky Pork and Sweet Potato Chili
Oven Slow-Cooked BBQ Pulled Pork
Or check out the index for more recipes