posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 06:02 AM
Low guilt chili dogs, anyway!
Ok so the dog is not so healthy, but the chili can be.
Cook up 1 cup of of Quinoa...In a rice cooker..! part Quinoa, 2 parts water...When it's done, the little root in the seed will unfurl. While it's
cooking, add chopped tomatoes..a lot of them..Perhaps the equivalent of 2 cans of chopped tomato. Add garlic to taste, I like a lot. either..Powdered
garlic or the chopped from a jar. Add lots of chili powder. After all it's chili.
A few pinches of allspice. Finely diced onion...As much as you can handle...This is a "to taste" recipe.
Add one can of beans,pour off the sauce.and add the beans. Kidney beans are my favorite. let it simmer in your rice cooker for a while, until the
flavors are melded. and finally add some hot sauce or ground cayenne. pepper.
Taste it a few times as it cooks, you'll know when it's ready..
Put the dogs in the buns and pile on the quinoa chili....Its delicious..and healthier than regular hot dog chili.
Some of my friends just roll it up i a burrito and eat it that way.
Give it a shot..you might like it..
BTW, the best price I have found for quinoa, a very healthy grain-like food..is at Costco. a little over 2 bucks per pound, already rinsed. The brand
name is Tru-Roots, in a Green resealable bag..
I also use a little in my spaghetti sauce...To use less meat. Look up the nutrition info...It could be considered a "superfood".