Vegan Quinoa & Sweet Potato Chili
one 29 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
one 6 oz can tomato paste
32 oz vegetable stock
1 onion, chopped
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon cumin
1 teaspoon oregano
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 sweet potato, peeled and cut into bite sized chunks
1 cup dry quinoa
salt and pepper to taste
avocado, cilantro for garnish (optional)
Heat the oil in a large heavy soup pot over medium low heat.
Add onions, and cook until soft and they start to turn brown (about 10 minutes).
Add the garlic, and cook for about 2 minutes.
Add the tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, and oregano and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
Add the beans, stock, and potatoes, and season with salt and pepper .
Cook for about 5 minutes, then add the quinoa. Continue cooking for about 15 minutes – 30 minutes, stirring frequently, until quinoa and potatoes are cooked and the chili has thickened.
Add a bit of water if the chili becomes too thick for your liking.
Top with avocado and chopped cilantro.