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This delicious and easy meal comes together is less than 20 minutes. It’s packed full of fiber and protein. It’s hearty and filling—perfect for a summer cookout or a cozy winter dinner.
1. Bring water, quinoa, half of the green chiles, and half of the cilantro to boil. Cover and reduce to heat to low. Simmer for 15 minutes, or until water is absorbed.
2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, green pepper, and garlic and saute for about 3-5 minutes until the veggies begin to soften.
3. Add cocoa powder, cumin, salt, pepper, and cayenne and cook for 1 minute more. Add the remaining green chiles, kidney beans, and water.
4. Continue cooking for about 10 minutes until the sauce has reduced and the vegetables are soft.
5. Serve beans hot over quinoa. garnish with remaining cilantro.
Serve with brown rice, jasmine rice or any type of noodle: rice noodles, mung bean noodles (which are gluten free), soba noodles, ramen (without the seasoning packet)—I have even used regular pasta in a pinch. Use whatever you have on hand. I made this version completely vegetarian (even vegan) but it would be delicious with grilled shrimp, sliced chicken, or beef.
Nancy is the Coupon Clipping Cook, which means she not only has an astounding number of recipes to share with us (her TK recipe box is busting at the seams!) but she's also got loads of money-saving tips in her blog (she worked at a grocery store for a number of years, so she knows her stuff). She has some pretty amazing creations, like Roasted Garlic Potato Soup and Nutty Coconut Chicken. Go check them out!
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