How to make it

  • Heat olive oil in a VERY large stockpot.
  • Add onion and sweat down thoroughly.
  • Add ingredients through to the jalapenos. Cook 5-7 minutes, stirring often.
  • Add spices and stir until fragrant.
  • Pour in stout, tomatoes, crushed tomatoes and tomato paste. Stir well and add water (or beer) as required (the mixture should be fairly liquid).
  • Add cocoa powder and stir.
  • Let simmer on low heat 45 minutes.
  • Add quinoa, stir and simmer 20 minutes, adding water if required.
  • Add beans along with their liquid, stir and simmer at least 15 minutes before serving.

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  • browneyegirl 11 months ago
    I decided to book mark this one.
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    " It was good "
    spaghettichef ate it and said...
    I had to make this recipe given it's unique ingredients. I used a guiness, the whole thing, added more chili powder, less cinnamon, and skipped the cubanelle all together because I couldn't find it at the store. It turned out great! Everyone loved it. Great texture and tasty. The only suggestion I got was to make it more spicy. Thanks for sharing your recipe... this was a great find!
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  • Sue_Hu 2 years ago
    Not sure about chocolate in chili but am going to try it anyway cause the recipie sounds so yummy.
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  • coolhandluke 4 years ago
    I cooked this for a party, and it went down pretty well. If I cook it again, I'd leave out the cinnamon though, it comes through a bit strong for me. I never used quinoa in a chili before, but I love the texture it gives it. Good stuff.
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    " It was excellent "
    nadaism ate it and said...
    Great punchy recipe! What an aroma!
    Thanks.
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    " It was excellent "
    sandygalesmith ate it and said...
    Hmmm.... an little diffrent.
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  • sitbynellie 5 years ago
    This sounds fantastic. Cocoa! and Beer! in the same recipe!! How great is that!
    Going to try this soon.
    Love sitbynellie
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  • jo_jo_ba 6 years ago
    They're sweet green peppers that are long and pale. Swap in regular green peppers.
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  • vikirose13 6 years ago
    Whats a cubanel pepper?
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  • jo_jo_ba 6 years ago
    No problem! many thanks.
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  • mollyscookin 6 years ago
    Hey Jo_Jo_Ba, I hope you don't mind that I added this to a group I just started for quinoa fans.
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  • nermalsmom 6 years ago
    Ooooohhh! This sounds wonderful. Never had quinoa, either, so I will definitely need to try. Thanks for sharing!
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  • jo_jo_ba 6 years ago
    Stout beer is a dark alcoholic beer, you can use beef stock or vegetable stock but it won't have the same flavour.
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  • falafel_fanatic 6 years ago
    What is stout beer? Is that alcoholic? If so, what can be used to replace it?
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    " It was excellent "
    mrgresch ate it and said...
    This looks really tasty. I can tell by the spices that are in the chili. Oddly enough I just bought some cubanel's today which I've never had. Very similar spices are in cincinatti chili which is my favorite chili. I will have to go and buy some quinoa now! never had that either.
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    " It was excellent "
    tomkitten ate it and said...
    I like this recipe. It's similar to something I do. I going to try yours. I'm sure it's going to be great!
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  • enchanter 6 years ago
    this sounds awesome!
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    " It was excellent "
    mrseller ate it and said...
    OMG! YOU ROCK! I've been looking for a good vegan chili. My brother is vegan and when he comes over for dinner, I have to bang my head for recipes that would fit his diet. thank you so much!!
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  • jo_jo_ba 7 years ago
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories: 326.7
    Total Fat: 4.7 g
    Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
    Sodium: 796.1 mg
    Total Carbs: 61.1 g
    Dietary Fiber: 13.5 g
    Protein: 13.5 g
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  • jo_jo_ba 7 years ago
    My Dad and his girlfriend are huge fans of this as well... I think I may have to make it again!
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