I made this as is, but with one IMPORTANT substitution; I just thought those who are Vegan might want to substitute the Guinness for some other type of beer, Guinness is NOT vegan. It is filtered through issingglass (fish eyes). For people who are not vegetarian or vegan, it may not matter, but for those of us who are, its easy to sub. a different beer in its place because the flavour combination is lovely, I used a Russian Imperial Stout from my local Brewery, Propeller. Try your own local beer and it will give your chilli that personal touch!
I reserve the fifth star for a best in class recipe, and this a vegetarian's chili Nirvana. I used a chocolate stout, added more cocoa, 1-2 T honey, and salt. Your recipe as it stands is fabulous, I only needed to tweak the seasoning level to personal likes.
This was delicious! Due to being short on time, I cut simmering time down to 20 before adding the quinoa. Turned out more than fine. I used Oakshire's Espresso Stout (vegan friendly and yummy). I left out the cubanelle pepper and cut the cayenne down to 1/2 teaspoon because I have youngin's in the house. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I will make this again and again!
GREAT HEALTHY chili! Once I added salt, this chili had a fabulous flavor. This is one of the first recipes I actually like quinoa in. I love that this chili isn't too beany but the quinoa fills it out and thickens it. Topped with chopped red onion, Tapatio hot sauce and sour cream it was very filling and delicious. I used 4 cups water which was a little too much as the quinoa didn't soak up as much liquid as I thought it would. I made it mild as I'm very sensitive to hot peppers. I omitted cubanelle pepper, only used 1/2 tsp cayenne, sweet Hungarian paprika, dark chili powder, Guinness stout beer, canned jalapenos and added 2 tsp salt plus more at the end. I also used a mix of red and white quinoa, pinto and great northern beans. I just noticed that the recipe doesn't include the nutrient info for the beans. Freddy Cat says hi! Made for PAC Fall 2011.