The original recipe was from a magazine called The Canola Digest. It was called Cheapskate Chili.
I have modified a few things and this is our regularly used recipe now :)
1lb. Ground Beef, browned
680mL Tomato Sauce
398mL Diced Tomatoes
3 Cups Kidney beans, soaked & cooked (or canned)
1 Tbsp. Chili Powder
1 Tsp. Garlic Powder
1/2 Tsp. Onion Powder
2 1/2 Tsp. Taco Seasoning
1/2 Cup Lentils, dry
1 Cup Quinoa, dry (I used red quinoa, but regular is fine too)
Mix together all ingredients except the quinoa in a large pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and allow to simmer, covered. Cook the quinoa as directed on the package (it cooks like rice...1 cup quinoa, 2 cups water). Simmer the chili on the stove while the quinoa cooks. When its finished add to the pot. Mix well.
Serve hot with bread/buns or just topped with cheese! Or over fries with cheese sauce on top for chili-cheese fries!
It is also a really good meal to make ahead and freeze.