Quinoa Lentil Chili

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Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp garlic-infused olive oil

  • 1 bell pepper, chopped

  • 3 carrots, chopped

  • 1/2 c quinoa

  • 1/4 c lentils

  • 1 can tomato sauce (14.5 oz)

  • I can diced tomatoes (14.5 oz)

  • 1 c water

  • 2 tsp cumin, ground

  • 1/2 tsp coriander, ground

  • 1 tsp paprika

  • 2 tsp chili powder

  • 1 tsp cocoa

  • Salt & pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Heat a large stock pot over medium heat. Add olive oil and heat. Add bell pepper and carrots, and mix with the oil. Saute for 5-7 minutes, until carrots begin to soften. Cover the pot between stirs to make the veggies cook faster.

  2. Add the remaining ingredients, mix well, and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook for 25-30 minutes, until the quinoa and lentils are cooked fully and the spices are fragrant. Serve warm with your favorite chili toppings!