Saturday, January 24, 2009

Turkey Adobo Quinoa Chili

This is basically the healthiest thing you could eat in the entire world. Ok, one of them. It is super super good. Even Jason liked it. For something healthy that's impressive. You can find quinoa (pronounced keen-WA) near the rice at your grocer. Again, found it through It's from a blog called Closet Cooking. This guys has the most amazing recipes. I highly recommend you checking it out. So here it is. Enjoy.

Turkey Adobo Quinoa Chili
Adapted from Closet Cookin

1 c quinoa rinsed and 2 c water for cooking
1 T oil
1 onion
4 cloves of garlic minced
1/2 lb ground turkey ( I used 1 lb and omitted one can of the black beans)
1/2 t cinnamon
1 T chili powder
1 T cumin
1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
3/4 c water
2 cans of black beans rinsed and drained
1 red pepper diced
1 zucchini diced
1 chipotle in adobo sauce with 1 T sauce (remove seeds to reduce heat)
1 t dried oregano
salt and pepper to taste
1 c frozen, fresh or canned corn
1 handful of fresh cilantro chopped

Prepare quinoa by rinsing and cooking in a sauce pan with two cups of water. Bring to a boil and simmer. Cover and cook 15 minutes. I used my rice cooker instead.
Heat oil in large pot. Add the onions and cook until tender about 2 min. Add the garlic and turkey. Cook until not pink anymore but do not fully cook. Add cinnamon, cumin, and chili powder. Cook 4 minutes. Add 3/4 water, tomatoes, black beans, zucchini, corn, and chipotle with sauce. Cook 5 minutes more. Then stir in cilantro leaves and serve. You can really cook this as long as you want. The longer the better I always say. It lets the flavors marry a little longer. Enjoy. Oh, I know you will.

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