Black Bean & Quinoa Chili

I had zero intentions of posting this recipe today…only because it was a last minute creation after I got home from work Monday night and had plans on posting either a Pumpkin Bar recipe (which I think I’m saving for October) or Healthy Blueberry Cobbler Recipe. Both mouthwatering, if I don’t say so myself ;)

Facebook rules…this recipe got hands down the most vote. So here it is!


Black Bean and Quinoa Chili | #heathy #recipe #glutenfre #chili Meat lovers, I am sorry, but this recipe is meatless. **Did you know: Before I met Blake I only ate meat around once a week and now I eat it multiple times/day. Just one great reason why I love Blake…he brought the meat back into my life! 

There is nothing extraordinary about this recipe, just lots of good, whole flavors mixed together to create a delicious soup-like chili. 

Black Bean and Quinoa Chili | #heathy #recipe #glutenfre #chili

There is a secret ingredient…other than these serrano peppers.

  Black Bean and Quinoa Chili | #heathy #recipe #glutenfre #chili A stick of cinnamon


That’s right, the entire time the chili was slow cooking on the stove, a stick of cinnamon lettin’ out its flavor!


Black Bean & Quinoa Chili

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Yield: 8 servings


  • -3 can black beans, low sodium, rinsed
  • -1 cup quinoa, uncooked, rinsed
  • -3 cups vegetable broth, low sodium
  • -2 cups water
  • -1 can hominy or yellow sweet corn, rinsed
  • -1 can diced tomatoes
  • -1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
  • -1 poblano pepper, finely diced
  • -1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • -1 green pepper, chopped
  • -1/2 medium onion, diced
  • -1 cinnamon stick
  • -2-3 tablespoons chili powder
  • -1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • -1 teaspoon onion powder
  • -1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • -1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Place all ingredients in a large pot. Turn heat to medium/high and bring to a rolling boil. Then, cover and let simmer on low for about an hour. Serve with diced green onions and avocado.
Black Bean and Quinoa Chili | #heathy #recipe #glutenfre #chili

Oh leftovers. You are about to be my best friend.

 Black Bean and Quinoa Chili | #heathy #recipe #glutenfre #chili 

More FFF chili recipe ideas…

Crock-Pot Chicken Chili


Healthy Bison Chili


Crock-Pot 3 Bean Turkey Chili Baked Potatoes


On this weeks agenda

  • Recipe creation for Designer Whey and Anytime Fitness
  • Photo Editing for the blog
  • Packing for Florida
  • Florida Thursday-Sunday! <— be on the look out for some awesome guest posters! Can’t wait! 
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