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 A mouthwatering blend of flavors in the best ever vegan quinoa chili – the perfect bowl of comfort and yumminess that you can enjoy guilt-free! Thanks so much Bob’s Red Mill for sponsoring this post.

A mouthwatering blend of flavors in the best ever vegan quinoa chili - the perfect bowl of comfort and yumminess that you can enjoy guilt-free!

A piping-hot bowl of chili is probably my favorite meal to enjoy during the winter months. There are so many variations and delicious ways to change it up. Plus, a chili meal is a great excuse to enjoy crumbly corn bread!

A mouthwatering blend of flavors in the best ever vegan quinoa chili - the perfect bowl of comfort and yumminess that you can enjoy guilt-free!

Recently, I hosted a large group of people with different eating restrictions and I needed to keep things gluten-free, dairy-free and plant-based to accommodate everyone. Bob’s Red Mill quinoa is the perfect whole grain superfood for adding plenty of protein, nutrition and heartiness without using any gluten or meat products. And I must say, even with some pretty great ingredients… sweet potatoes, I’m talking to you!… the quinoa steals the show. It adds such a fun texture, soaking up all the flavors and goodness of this chili.

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A mouthwatering blend of flavors in the best ever vegan quinoa chili - the perfect bowl of comfort and yumminess that you can enjoy guilt-free!

This best ever vegan quinoa chili is also loaded with kidney beans, black beans, corn, sweet potatoes and just enough seasonings to give you a subtle kick in the pants. Plus, this batch will make enough to feed an army, so it’ll keep you and your family well fed for days! Love when there’s leftovers!

Oh and there’s also a secret ingredient that really sets this quinoa chili apart. In addition to all of the sultry spices and seasonings, the entire time the chili cooks on the stove, a stick of cinnamon is lettin’ out its flavor! If you don’t happen to have a stick of cinnamon and you’re craving this chili asap, go for it. But if you love cinnamon like I do, I would totally recommend the addition. It really adds a unique depth of flavor!

A mouthwatering blend of flavors in the best ever vegan quinoa chili - the perfect bowl of comfort and yumminess that you can enjoy guilt-free!

If you are new to quinoa, this is an excellent way to try it for the first time because it doesn’t require cooking ahead of time. Just throw everything into a large pot and your meal is ready in just over 30 minutes! This chili is warm and satisfying on a chilly day! I know you guys are going to devour this meal – it’s:

Savory
Slightly sweet
Cozy
Hearty
Healthy
& ready lickity split!

This recipe works well for freezing and reheating whenever you get that chili craving and/or when you’re feeling lazy and cold. I like garnishing mine with a squirt of lime juice, avocado, fresh cilantro and plenty of corn bread.

I hope you guys love this easy vegan quinoa chili! If you try it, let me know in the comments or take a picture and tag it #kimscravings on Instagram! I’d love to see. Enjoy!

A mouthwatering blend of flavors in the best ever vegan quinoa chili - the perfect bowl of comfort and yumminess that you can enjoy guilt-free!
A mouthwatering blend of flavors in the best ever vegan quinoa chili - the perfect bowl of comfort and yumminess that you can enjoy guilt-free!
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5 from 4 votes
Nutrition Facts
Best Ever Vegan Quinoa Chili
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 217 Calories from Fat 14
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.5g 2%
Sodium 672.6mg 28%
Total Carbohydrates 43.8g 15%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 5.8g
Protein 9g 18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings:11 , 1 cup servings
Best Ever Vegan Quinoa Chili
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
 
An easy quinoa chili that comes together in less than 1 hour! Easy, delicious, super healthy and so satisfying!
Ingredients
  • 1 medium yellow or white onion diced ( + coconut or olive oil)
  • 3 small or 2 large sweet potatoes diced (about 1 pound)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt + more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 3 teaspoons cumin
  • 4 cups vegetable broth low sodium, divided
  • 1 cup quinoa uncooked (you will not need to rinse if using Bob's Red Mill quinoa)
  • 1 15-ounce can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups corn kernels frozen, canned or roasted
  • 1 cinnamon stick
Instructions
  1. In a large pot over medium heat, sauté diced onion in about 2 teaspoons oil until translucent and soft. Add diced sweet potato and spices (all are optional). Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Add 3 cups vegetable broth and bring mixture to a low boil on medium high heat, then lower heat to medium-low and simmer. Add quinoa, beans, corn and cinnamon stick; cover and cook for 30 minutes more and until the sweet potatoes are fork tender and the chili is thick. Once chili is done cooking, stir in additional cup of vegetable broth. Taste and add more seasonings as needed.
  3. As with all chili and soup recipes, this is best when prepared the night before or has time to sit before serving for a few hours so the flavors can really shine.
  4. Remove cinnamon stick and serve with fresh cilantro, lime juice, avocado, chips, non-dairy sour cream and/or cheese, as preferred.
Recipe Notes

The quinoa will soak up the liquid of any leftover chili. Before reheating leftover chili, I would recommend adding more vegetable broth or water to thin the chili back out.

Author: Kim Lee
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy chili recipe, quinoa chili, vegan chili

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A mouthwatering blend of flavors in the best ever vegan quinoa chili - the perfect bowl of comfort and yumminess that you can enjoy guilt-free!

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A mouthwatering blend of flavors in the best ever vegan quinoa chili - the perfect bowl of comfort and yumminess that you can enjoy guilt-free!

Something to think about….

What’s your favorite type of chili? Have you tried adding quinoa to your chili? So yummy and satisfying!

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