Quinoa and Black Bean Chili

Quinoa and Black Bean Chili

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"Vegetarian chili with quinoa. Sprinkle cheese on top to serve."
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1 h servings 233 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 233 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 3.5 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 42g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 11.5 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 540 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Bring the quinoa and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender, and the water has been absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes; set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the onion, and cook until the onion softens and turns translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, chili powder, and cumin; cook and stir 1 minute to release the flavors. Stir in the tomatoes, black beans, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, zucchini, jalapeno pepper, chipotle pepper, and oregano. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 20 minutes.
  3. After 20 minutes, stir in the reserved quinoa and corn. Cook to reheat the corn for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, and stir in the cilantro to serve.


  1. 395 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

Wow, why has no one tried and rated this recipe yet? Yay! I am first! :D This is an absolute EXCELLENT Vegetarian Chili option! with the inclusion of the quinoa, you do not miss the meat and it ...

Most helpful critical review

This recipe takes a little getting used to as the quinoa adds a very different texture to the dish. I made this in an attempt to find vegetarian dishes that my family would eat. The flavors were...

Wow, why has no one tried and rated this recipe yet? Yay! I am first! :D This is an absolute EXCELLENT Vegetarian Chili option! with the inclusion of the quinoa, you do not miss the meat and it ...

While I have been using this website for years, this is the first recipe I have ever reviewed. This chili deserves it! The only thing I did differently was to add an extra can of tomato sauce be...

This was really good and quick to make. Cooked the quinoa in chicken broth. I used green beans instead of zuccini and canned corn instead of frozen. To make it healthier, I used no salt added ...

Oh my goodness, this is amazing, so tasty! I made it exactly as stated and it truly turned out perfectly. I love the spiciness and the consistency, couldn't be better!!!! I will definitely ma...

My husband and I had heard that quinoa very healthy, and he really wanted to try it. He chose this recipe as the one he wanted to experiment with. I was rather reluctant, as food texture is a ...

Best veggie chili ever. Nice served with fresh avocado and lime.

Oh I can't wait for leftovers tonight. So good and healthy! I did cook ny quinoa in chicken broth for a bit more flavor. Also added dried corriander and dried cilantro leaves since I had no fre...

This turned out wonderful, I added twice the amount of spices since we like it hot and made it in the slow cooker for about 8 hours so it was really easy. Just added the Quinoa the last hour or ...

Really loved this! Personal changes made: used veg broth and red quinoa; Added 1 tsp of coriander to the spices; red pepper was $3 each, so left out and wasn't missed; increased chipotle to 2 Tb...

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