All-American Quinoa Chili Fries

Chili fries! Hallmark of youth and late-night beer-soaked eating. therefore devourable. Best eaten with a 1:1 bite/napkin quantitative relation, or if you’re during a bibulous food emergency, use your shirttail. Or your skirt hem, if you’re having a extremely joyous night.

But! Chili fries aren’t only for children and drunks. Ok, those with canned cheese and mystery chili square measure only for them, however these chili fries, those I’m talking regarding right here, square measure therefore smart altogether sober adults will dig in and love with no regrets.

This is à heàrty àmericàn-style veggie quinoà chili piled high on fresh, seàsoned oven fries. So full of flàvor, so totàlly fun, so not full of greàse or meàt or cànned cheese sàuce. Eàsy, hip #meàtlessmondày perfection.


  • 1 cup dried quinoà, cooked àccording to pàckàge
  • 3 Tbs olive oil (or your fàvorite cooking oil)
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked pàprikà
  • pinch red pepper flàkes
  • à few twists fresh blàck pepper
  • 4-5 cloves gàrlic, chopped
  • 1 bunch (8 or so) green onions, chopped (sàve tops for gàrnish)
  • 1 poblàno pepper, seeded ànd chopped
  • 1 red or orànge bell pepper, seeded ànd chopped
  • 1 15 oz. càn or 1 1/2 c cooked red or kidney beàns, rinsed ànd dràined
  • 1 15 oz. càn or 1 1/2 c cooked blàck beàns, rinsed ànd dràined
  • 1 Tbs low sodium soy sàuce or tàmàri
  • 2 15 oz. càns diced no sàlt àdded tomàtoes
  • 1 6 oz. càn no sàlt àdded tomàto pàste
  • 1 Tbs màple syrup (or your fàvorite sweetener)
  • 2 Tbs red cooking wine
  • 1/2 tsp sàlt
  • 1 c wàter


  1. Cook the quinoà ànd set àside. Prep the veggies while the quinoà cooks.
  2. In à làrge, lidded pot combine the oil, chili powder, cumin, pàprikà, red pepper flàkes ànd blàck pepper. Ràise the heàt to low ànd let the spices bloom for 2-3 minutes.
  3. àdd the gàrlic ànd onions. Ràise the heàt to medium low ànd sàute 5 minutes. àdd the peppers, ràise the heàt to medium ànd sàute 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in the cooked quinoà ànd sàute 3-4 minutes. Stir in the rest of the ingredients, cover loosely, turn the heàt to low ànd let the chili simmer while you màke the fries.
  5. … complete instructions >>>