Gluten-Free Chipotle Chili with Quinoa

By October 26, 2014 Gluten-Free Recipes
Gluten-Free Chili with Quinoa

Gettin’ chili with it, na na na na na na na nana, na na na na nana.

A friend shared this great quinoa chili recipe with me a few weeks back and I finally had the chance to make it this past weekend. It’s the perfect meal to work into your fall schedule and is pretty darn easy to make, too! It offers up a large portion so you’re set for the whole family, or in my case, your single self will have plenty of leftovers!

Since I love subbing quinoa into dishes, I didn’t mind the lack of meat in this dish. It also has a little kick thanks to the chipotle chile pepper, but nothing too hot for those of you on the fence when it comes to spicy foods.

The prep time for this recipe is only about 20 minutes and the total time amounts to around 45 minutes (including the simmer time).

Take a gander at the instructions (and pictures) below to see if it looks like something you’re interested in. The weather is getting cold outside, so it’s only natural to enjoy a bowl of this for dinner!

Gluten-Free Chili with Quinoa

Kraft ‘Healthy Living’ Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. chipotle chile pepper powder
  • 2 cans (28 oz. each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (15 oz.) no-salt-added black beans, rinsed
  • 1 can (15 oz.) no-salt-added kidney beans
  • 2 red peppers, chopped
  • 1 Cup frozen corn
  • 1 Cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 Cup cilantro, chopped
  • Three Cheese or Cheddar Cheese for topping

Instructions

Heat oil in a large skillet on medium-high. Add your chopped yellow onion and garlic. Cook and stir for 5 minutes until onions are tender.

gluten free chili recipe

Stir in seasonings (chili powder, ground cumin, chipotle chile pepper powder) and cook for 1 minute.

Add tomatoes, beans, peppers, corn and quinoa; stir. Bring to a boil and cover. Simmer on medium-low heat for 25 minutes, or until the quinoa is tender, stirring occasionally.

gluten free quinoa chili

Remove from heat and add in the green onions and cilantro. Serve topped with cheese.

gluten free chili with quinoa 

gluten free chili with quinoa

I am still eating the leftovers and plan to freeze some for a little later. A great thing about this chili is that you may have a lot of the ingredients on-hand at any given time, making it even easier to make!

Will you opt for a quinoa chili this season instead of traditional? Share your favorite recipe and pictures with me!  

Gluten-Free Chipotle Chili with Quinoa
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A delicious chili to add to your recipe book! This gluten-free chili with quinoa will be a hit at the dinner table on those chilly nights ahead of us!
Ingredients
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. chipotle chile pepper powder
  • 2 cans (28 oz. each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (15 oz.) no-salt-added black beans, rinsed
  • 1 can (15 oz.) no-salt-added kidney beans
  • 2 red peppers, chopped
  • 1 Cup frozen corn
  • 1 Cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • ½ Cup cilantro, chopped
  • Three Cheese or Cheddar Cheese for topping
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a large skillet on medium-high. Add your chopped yellow onion and garlic. Cook and stir for 5 minutes until onions are tender.
  2. Stir in seasonings (chili powder, ground cumin, chipotle chile pepper) and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add tomatoes, beans, peppers, corn and quinoa; stir. Bring to a boil and cover. Simmer on medium-low heat for 25 minutes, or until the quinoa is tender, stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove from heat and add in the green onions and cilantro. Serve topped with cheese.

 

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Fancy Finger Foods with McCormick Gluten-Free Recipe Mix

By October 9, 2014 Gluten-Free Products, Gluten-Free Recipes
Gluten Free McCormick Recipe Mix

With football season in full swing, it’s time to whip out the finger foods. Luckily, recipe creation is a bit easier with new gluten-free ingredients popping up. McCormick Gluten-Free Recipe Mix recently released new spice packets that not only make everyday life easier when it comes to dinner prep, but party food, too!

I have come up with three fun recipes with a bit more class than what you usually see in the lineup.

Nacho Bites

No more boring bags of chips. Step your game up with these nacho bites.

Ingredients:

  • Gluten-free corn tortillas
  • 1 lb. ground beef or turkey
  • McCormick Gluten-Free Recipe Mix – Taco Seasoning Mix
  • Refried beans
  • Onion, finely chopped
  • Tomato
  • Mexican cheese
  • Sour cream

Instructions:

Brown your ground beef or turkey and add the McCormick Gluten-Free Recipe Mix, according to the packet instructions.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cut the gluten-free corn tortillas in 1/8ths.

Assemble your nacho ingredients in a mini-muffin tin according to the below pictures. Tortilla + cheese + tortilla + refried beans.

After you have your base, pile on the taco meat seasoned with the McCormick Gluten-Free Recipe Mix. Top with cheese.

Bake for 15 minutes. Plate the nacho bites and garnish with sour cream, cheese, onion, and tomato.

Chili Bites

No spoon necessary with these bite-size nuggets of gluten-free chili!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. ground beef or turkey
  • McCormick Gluten-Free Recipe Mix – Chili Seasoning Mix
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, drained
  • Gluten-Free Bisquick
  • 1 Cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green pepper, finely chopped
  • Choice of Cheese
  • Green onion for garnish

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix up 2 cups of Gluten-Free Bisquick according to the box’s instructions.

Place 1 tsp. of Bisquick in muffin pan, using thumb to form a depression in the dough. Bake Bisquick for 12 minutes.

While the biscuits are in the oven, sautée the green pepper and onion, then brown your ground beef or turkey.

Once meat is browned, add the McCormick Gluten-Free Recipe Mix Chili Seasoning packet, drained diced tomatoes, and ½ Cup water. Bring to a boil and let simmer, according to the packet’s instructions.

Once biscuits are out of the oven, place a Tbsp. of chili meat into each muffin space, topping the biscuit. Sprinkle cheese on top.

Broil for 1 minute.

Let cool, and then take bites out of the pan and plate for a delicious, finger friendly part app!

Fancy Meatballs

You won’t have to worry about any saucy spills with these party-friendly skewered meatballs.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. ground beef or turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 Cup gluten-free breadcrumbs (Glutino)
  • McCormick Gluten-Free Recipe Mix – Brown Gravy Mix
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder with parsley
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions:

Mix the ground beef or turkey with the egg, breadcrumbs, onion powder and garlic powder.

Form meatballs and place on cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.

While meatballs are in the oven, mix up the McCormick Gluten-Free Recipe Mix per the packet’s instructions.

Combine the gluten-free gravy with the meatballs.

Let meatballs cool. Place on skewers with a cute little mozzarella pearl and serve in small cups at the party so guests can grab and go!

Get rid of the gluten, but not the flavor with McCormick Gluten-Free Recipe Mixes! Visit the Recipe Collection at allrecipes.com to discover more flavorful gluten free eating and meal ideas!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of McCormick Gluten-Free Recipe Mix. The opinions and text are all mine.

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