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slow cooker quinoa chili

Slow cooker quinoa chili

  • Author: Jess
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Slow cook
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

Healthy chili without the hassle! Throw everything in your slow cooker and let dinner make itself!


Ingredients

  • 1 large onion
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can red kidney beans
  • 1 medium sweet potato, cut into cubes
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 2 cups crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 3 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Place the onion, garlic, carrot and celery in a food processor and pulse until you have small pieces.
  2. Heat the avocado oil in a pan on medium-high heat, then add your veggie mixture letting cook for 5-6 minutes until browned.
  3. Deglaze the pan with red wine, then transfer the mixture to your slow cooker.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients to your slow cooker and mix well until incorporated.
  5. Cook on low for 6-7 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.

Notes

Serve up this chili with some cilantro and sliced avocado on top!

Keywords: healthy slow cooker recipes, quinoa chili recipes

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