Tomatoes – Fresh or Raw (see hint)
2 cans Organic Red Kidney Beans
7 oz Organic Black Kabuli Chick Peas
¼ cup Organic Quinoa
1.5 lbs Ground Grass Fed Beef
Ground Chipotle Powder
Ground Ancho Chili Powder
Ground Mustard (Optional)
Prepare the dried Black Kabuli Chickpeas according to the directions: Soak overnight and cook the next day or cook by simmering for 2 hours and drain if required.
Once the Chickpeas are ready, you’ll need a sauce pan to start stewing the tomatoes and a pot to cook the beef and then combine all ingredients for your Chili.
Tomato Sauce for the Chili
Take your fresh tomatoes, chop them trying to collect any tomato pulp as well, add to a sauce pan and start stewing the tomatoes with tomato sauce, salt, pepper and chili powders to achieve your desired level of spice – for an extra bit of kick, you can add a pinch of the optional ground mustard. When you taste test the hotness of your spices, remember, when all ingredients are combined, the hotness of the chili will be reduced considerably. (Hint, if you have tomatoes that are starting to age or shrivel, chop and add all that you can salvage, perhaps even some green tomatoes, to your sauce pan and simmer together for the tomato base for the chili.)
Start to heat your large cooking pot and cook the ground beef until the meat is cooked and water has boiled away. Use a strainer to separate the grease from the ground beef and return the ground beef to the pot.
Combining and Cooking All Ingredients
Add the stewed tomato sauce to the cooked ground beef and start to simmer together. Add the cooked Black Kabuli Chickpeas. Open and add each can of Red Kidney Beans, including the juice or water in the can. Also add the uncooked Organic Quinoa and continue to simmer for an hour or so. Keep the cover off the pot if you are reducing the liquidity of the chili and then cover the pot when you reach the desired consistency and want to stop reducing. At any point, you can test the taste and level of spice so you can add more of any of the spices if you feel something is missing.
Enjoy, feel & eat!