Vegetarian Quinoa Chili Fries

Quinoa Chili Fries
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  • Yield: 7 servings
  • Prep: 15 minutes
  • Cook: 1 hour


1cup dried quinoa, cooked according to package
3tablespoons olive oil (or your favorite cooking oil)
2teaspoons chili powder
1 1/2teaspoons cumin
1teaspoon smoked paprika
Pinch of red pepper flakes
Freshly ground black pepper
4-5cloves garlic, chopped
1bunch (8 or so) green onions, chopped (save tops for garnish)
1 poblano pepper, seeded and chopped
1 red or orange bell pepper, seeded and choppedred or orange bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1can (15 oz.) or 1½ c cooked red or kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1can (15 oz.) or 1½ c cooked black beans, rinsed and drained
1tablespoon low sodium soy sauce or tamari
2cans (15 oz.) diced no salt added tomatoes
1can (16 oz.) no salt added tomato paste
1tablespoon maple syrup (or your favorite sweetener)
2tablespoons red cooking wine
1/2teaspoon salt
1cup water
Potatoes, amount depends on number of servings


  1. Cook the quinoa and set aside. Prep the veggies while the quinoa cooks.
  2. In a large, lidded pot combine the oil, chili powder, cumin, paprika, red pepper flakes and black pepper. Raise the heat to low and let the spices bloom for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and onions. Raise the heat to medium low and sauté 5 minutes. Add the peppers, raise the heat to medium and sauté 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in the cooked quinoa and saute 3-4 minutes. Stir in the rest of the ingredients, cover loosely, turn the heat to low and let the chili simmer while you make the fries.
  1. Find the link to the recipe here.

This recipe from Honest Cooking was republished with permission. It originally appeared as All-American Chili Quinoa Fries at Eat Healthy Eat Happy.

Vegetarian Quinoa Chili Fries

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