Quinoa Chili Recipe

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Lydia Published: February 10, 2021 Modified: October 27, 2021
Quinoa Chili Recipe

How To Make Quinoa Chili

Meatless Mondays just got more interesting with this quinoa chili recipe. It comes loaded with beans, veggies, and corn to make a nutritious comfort food.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 38 minutes
Total: 48 minutes



  • 2cupsquinoa,cooked
  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 1largeyellow onion,(1¾ cup), diced
  • 4clovesgarlic,minced
  • 29oztomatoes,(2 cans), diced
  • 15oztomato sauce
  • 14½ozlow sodium vegetable broth
  • 7ozgreen chiles,diced
  • tbspchili powder
  • 2tspground cumin
  • 2tspcocoa powder
  • tsppaprika
  • ½tspgranulated sugar
  • ½tspground coriander
  • tspcayenne pepper,more or less to taste
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper,to taste
  • 30ozkidney beans,(2 cans), drained and rinsed
  • 15ozblack beans,(1 can), drained and rinsed
  • cupscorn,fresh or frozen
  • ¼cupcilantro,chopped
  • 1tbsplime juice

For Serving:

  • cheddar cheese,shredded
  • avocado,diced
  • sour cream
  • tortilla chips


  1. Heat olive oil in a large enameled cast iron pot over medium-high heat. Once oil is hot add onion and saute for about 4 minutes until translucent. Add garlic and saute 1 minute longer.

  2. Add in diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, cooked quinoa, vegetable broth, green chiles, chili powder, cumin, cocoa, paprika, sugar, coriander, cayenne pepper and season with salt and pepper to taste.

  3.  Bring mixture just to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer, cover pot and allow to simmer 30 minutes.

  4. Add in all kidney beans, black beans, corn, cilantro and lime and cook until heated through.

  5. Serve warm with optional toppings and sides (cheddar, sour cream, diced avocados and tortilla chips).


  • Calories: 1064.48kcal
  • Fat: 9.87g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.53g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.27g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.97g
  • Carbohydrates: 192.29g
  • Fiber: 56.92g
  • Sugar: 16.60g
  • Protein: 62.08g
  • Sodium: 1523.67mg
  • Calcium: 389.71mg
  • Potassium: 4291.66mg
  • Iron: 21.01mg
  • Vitamin A: 166.51µg
  • Vitamin C: 116.54mg
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