Vegetarian Quinoa Chili

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on November 25, 2011

Vegetarian Quinoa Chili

I realize that most of what you see in this picture is cheese.  I may have been a little heavy handed with the cheese as I have been lately.   Oops.  Really, melty cheese on top of chili is so delicious, who can deny that?  I can honestly say it’s especially delicious now that I’m pregnant because I’ve never gone crazy for cheese until now.  But I have to be completely honest, I was so happy with this chili that I think I’d even eat it plain by itself.

Vegetarian Quinoa Chili

You can’t tell me that looks bad all on it’s own.  Although I gotta admit it’s hard to photograph chili.  But then again a lot of the time I think whatever I’m taking pictures of is hard to photograph so I usually just don’t say anything at all.  Speaking of this chili, all on it’s own…  It’s actually better the next day.  So if you hate leftovers – I’m so sorry you’re missing out on the best part.  Give it a try a a day or two after making it – it’s so much tastier.  This also freezes well and makes quite a bit so don’t be afraid to throw some in the freezer in small enough portions so that when you have nothing else planned you can pull out some of this Vegetarian Quinoa Chili

Vegetarian Quinoa Chili

Before I go any further, I have to tell you, you need a mild chili powder for this recipe.  So don’t freak out at the amount that’s in this recipe.  This chili does have a little bit of heat because it does have so much, but to me, chili needs a ton of chili powder.  You could  reduce the amount of chili powder, and feel free to add some hotter chili powders in the quantities that you want, but to me, this is how chili should taste Vegetarian Quinoa Chili  And I’m pretty picky about my chili.  Speaking of adding things you can also add some ground beef if you want, my husband even added some leftover steak to his bowl, so if you want to, go for it!  Just as long as you serve it with a big piece of cornbread Vegetarian Quinoa Chili

Vegetarian Quinoa Chili

 

Vegetarian Quinoa Chili

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