It's hard to find a chili I don't like, so I had high expectations for even the healthiest of versions. This was delicious, I didn't miss a thing! A great recipe from Antoni's new cookbook, Antoni, Let's Do Dinner. We amped up the flavor with Chili Seasoning instead of chile powder. Our spice blend has three types of Chile powders: Chipotle, New Mexico, and Ancho. Top this simple recipe with your favorites additions and you've got a delicious healthy meal.
Serves 4-6
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, coarsely chopped
1 large red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and chopped
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
Kosher salt
2 tablespoons tomato paste
3-4 tablespoons SKORDO Chili Seasoning
1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes, preferably fire roasted
1 (15-ounce) can cannellini or other beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15-ounce can) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 tablespoon finely chopped chipotle chiles in adobo, plus more to taste
2 teaspoons packed brown sugar (light or dark)
½ cup quinoa (tricolor or any color), rinsed
1. Heat the oil in a Dutch oven or other large heavy bottomed pot over medium heat. Add the onion, bell pepper, garlic, and 1 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring frequently, until the vegetables are softened, about 8 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, dissolve the tomato paste in 2½ cups water. Stir the Chili Seasoning into the onion mixture and cook, stirring, until the spices begin to stick to the bottom of the pot, about 1 minute. Add the tomatoes, beans, chickpeas, chipotles, brown sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, and the tomato paste mixture. Increase the heat to medium high and cook, stirring occasionally, until the mixture reaches a low boil. Add the quinoa, reduce the heat to maintain a simmer, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the quinoa is tender, about 25 minutes.

3. Remove the chili from the heat and adjust the seasonings and chipotle to taste. Add water to thin, if desired. Serve with your favorite toppings.

September 28, 2021


SKORDO said:

Hi Colleen – thank you for pointing that out, and our apologies for the miss! We have updated the recipe to be more clear. – Team SKORDO

Colleen Robinson said:

The instructions say to add the cumin and the oregano, but the amounts are not listed in the ingredients. Can you please clarify? Thanks!

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