Black Bean Quinoa Chili

There’s nothing better than letting a big pot of quinoa chili slow cook on the stovetop on a chilly fall weekend. Make this delicious vegan chili recipe made with black beans, quinoa, hominy, and a touch of cinnamon.

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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…you know, before there were crazy algorithms and things on social media. We decided to retest and rephotograph this recipe to improve the photos and the overall recipe itself. Good news is, the recipe didn’t need much tweaking! I’m always a little bit nervous when we remake recipes that were first posted in 2011-2014 because I just wasn’t as meticulous as we are today!

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! It includes 3 different vegetables: onion, green peppers, and hominy and the spice combination is fantastic!

Quinoa Chili Spice Combination

  • cinnamon sticks
  • chili powder
  • cumin
  • onion powder
  • paprika
  • ground pepper
  • salt

Ever added a little-bit-a cinnamon to your chili? If not, it is THE SHIT. Cinnamon adds such a great depth to this vegan chili recipe. It gives you a little unexpected sweetness, too!

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Quinoa Chili Deets

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!

  • gluten-free
  • dairy-free
  • plant-based
  • vegan
  • vegetarian
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Other Vegan Chili Recipes

Recipe

Black Bean & Quinoa Chili

There’s nothing better than letting a big pot of quinoa chili slow cook on the stovetop on a chilly fall weekend. Make this delicious vegan chili recipe made with black beans, quinoa, hominy, and a touch of cinnamon.

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

Ingredients

  • 2-15 oz. cans black beans, rinsed
  • 1 cup white quinoa
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1-28 oz. can hominy, rinsed (or yellow sweet corn)
  • 1-15 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1-15oz. 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
  • Calories: 352
  • Sugar: 10
  • Fat: 3
  • Carbohydrates: 67
  • Fiber: 12
  • Protein: 15
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