Quinoa Black Bean Chili Recipe

Looking for an easy Quinoa Black Bean Chili recipe? Learn how to make Quinoa Black Bean Chili using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by kchaconas

Makes 8 servings



Modified from AllRecipes.com - no meat - only 1 can of beans - double the cumin and chili

Recipe Ingredients for Quinoa Black Bean Chili

1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
2 cups water
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
2 tablespoon chili powder
2 tablespoon ground cumin
28 ounce crushed tomatoes
19 ounce black beans, rinsed and drained
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 zucchini, chopped (optional)
1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Recipe Directions for Quinoa Black Bean Chili

  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.

  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and stir in the ground beef. Cook and stir until the beef is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink. Drain and discard any excess grease; set beef aside.

  3. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the onion, garlic, and jalapeno pepper; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Season with chili powder and cumin; cook 1 minute more to release the flavor of the spices. Stir in the tomatoes, black beans, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, zucchini, oregano, and parsley. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Simmer until the bell peppers are tender, about 20 minutes.

  4. Once the red and green peppers are tender, stir in the quinoa, beef, and corn kernels. Return to a simmer, and cook 5 minutes to reheat. Stir in the cilantro to serve.

Categories

Main Dish, Side Dish, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 344.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
409
Calories from Fat
43
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.8g
7%
Saturated Fat
0.8g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
514mg
21%
Potassium
1389mg
40%
Total Carbohydrates
73.2g
24%
Dietary Fiber
17.5g
70%
Sugars
10.1g
Protein
21.7g
Vitamin A 53% Vitamin C 90%
Calcium 18% Iron 42%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in iron
  • High in manganese
  • High in magnesium
  • High in thiamin
  • High in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
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