Black Bean And Quinoa Chili

by Tenina Holder

I have a chapter in my new book dedicated to Quinoa…this recipe is not in that chapter. Why? Because I only just thought of it. Bummer really cos it’s really delicious and would have been perfect. Lucky you….You don’t have to wait until December or some time around then to get your hands on it. December seems so far away, and yet it will be here in a heartbeat. In the meantime, make sure you stay on top of all the fun stuff I am trying to do for Thermo mixers in a generic sense. My recipes will easily cross boundaries of machine brand. SO…no matter what your machine of choice, please give these recipes a go. Hell, if you have a great food processor, a cooktop, an oven and a knife, you can make these recipes.

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  • 150 g black beans, dried
  • Water for soaking and cooking
  • 2 red onions, halved
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 25 g Cobram Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil EVOO BUY
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 600 - 700 g diced vegetables (I used pumpkin, red capsicum, celery)
  • 2 x 400 mls tins of chopped or crushed tomatoes
  • 80 g quinoa
  • 50 g tomato paste
  • 40 g Coconut - Sugar coconut palm sugar BUY
  • Pink Salt Flakes pink salt flakes to taste BUY
  • 2 Chiptole chillies in Adobo sauce (tinned)
  • 1 tbsp sauce from Chiptole Chilies in Adobo Sauce
  • 1 fresh corn cut from cob
  • Feta cheese, diced avocado and fresh coriander leaves to garnish



Soak black beans in enough boiling water to cover, for a couple of hours. Drain and rinse.


Place into simmering basket and insert into Thermomix bowl. Fill bowl with enough water to just cover the beans.


Cook 20 min/100ºC/speed 3. Remove beans from bowl and drain bowl.


Place onions, garlic, EVOO, coriander and cumin seeds into Thermomix bowl and chop 4 sec/speed 4. Scrape down sides of bowl and saute 5 min/Varoma/speed 1.


Add remaining ingredients except corn, cooked black beans and garnishes.


Cook 20 min/100ºC/Reverse/speed 2. Add beans and cook 10 min/100ºC/Reverse/speed 2.


Add corn and stir through by hand, just to heat through.



Serve with steamed rice, lime wedges and garnished with feta, avocado and coriander leaves.

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