Black Bean Quinoa Chili

Is there anything better than letting a big pot of quinoa chili slow cook on the stovetop on a chilly weekend?! Make this delicious one pot vegan black bean quinoa chili recipe today.

Chili lovers, we’ve got some great recipes for you! From this black bean quinoa chili to this white bean chicken chili and this super simple green chili, we’ve got a chili recipe for every palate.

black bean quinoa chili

It’s Chili Season!

GUYS. This very quinoa chili is one of the first viral recipes we ever had here at Fit Foodie Finds! It went absolutely bonkers on Pinterest a few years ago. So, we decided to retest and rephotograph this recipe to bring it up to date, and we’re happy to share the recipe still rules!

So without further adieu, feast your eyes on the most delicious and perfectly spiced vegan quinoa chili! Yes, it’s called black been quinoa chili, however, there is SO much more to this recipe than those two things!

This chili packs 3 different vegetables: onion, green peppers, and hominy, and the spice combination is fantastic! Let’s get into it:

black bean quinoa chili

One Pot Vegan Chili

Three cheers for chili recipes that can truly be made in ONE POT. Dump all these black bean quinoa chili ingredients in your stock pot or dutch oven, turn to medium / high, and let it all cook to perfection for 30 minutes. Seriously, that’s it.

In that time, all the vegetables will perfectly cook, the quinoa will have time to cook, and the flavor from the spices will really come out. You’ll be enjoying your chili in no time.

Quinoa Chili Spices

This spice combination gives this vegan chili the flavor depth you’d traditionally get from a meat-based chili, but without any meat or any gluten. Double win. We use:

  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Chili powder
  • Cumin
  • Onion powder
  • Paprika
  • Ground pepper
  • Salt

Ever added a little bit of cinnamon to your chili? If not, it is THE BEST. Cinnamon adds such a great depth to this vegan chili recipe. It gives you a little unexpected sweetness, too! But not TOO much :D

black bean quinoa chili

Quinoa Chili Nutritional Benefits

I personally love this quinoa chili recipe because it’s plant-based, veggie-filled, and packs in the protein. If you need to whip up a meal for someone sensitive to gluten, wheat, or dairy — this is your recipe! It’s also:

  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free
  • Plant-based
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

Vegan Chili Toppings

This chili is oh so flavorful on its own, but if you’re looking to jazz it up with some toppings, we recommend any (or a combination!) of the following:

  • Cilantro
  • Diced avocado
  • Tortilla chips (for dipping!)
  • Greek yogurt
  • Shredded cheese
  • Diced onion
black bean quinoa chili

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Recipe

Black Bean Quinoa Chili

Is there anything better than letting a big pot of quinoa chili slow cook on the stovetop on a chilly weekend?! Make this delicious one pot vegan black bean quinoa chili recipe today.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: 8 1x
Category: Dinner
Method: Stove Top
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 215 oz. cans black beans, rinsed
  • 1 cup white quinoa
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 128 oz. can hominy, rinsed (or yellow sweet corn)
  • 115 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 115oz. can tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 poblano pepper, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a stalk pot or dutch oven.
  2. Turn heat to medium/high and bring to a rolling boil. Then, cover and let simmer on low for 20-30 minutes or until quinoa is cooked.
  3. Serve with favorite toppings and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/8 recipe
  • Calories: 352
  • Sugar: 10
  • Fat: 3
  • Carbohydrates: 67
  • Fiber: 12
  • Protein: 15
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