Black Bean Quinoa Chili w/ Cocoa - packed with protein and healthy veggies, this vegetarian chili is hearty and satisfying! The cocoa powder adds an incredible depth of flavor - but, don't worry - it won't taste chocolatey. Easy enough for a weeknight meal, delicious enough to serve to a crowd!
dairy free, egg free, gluten free, refined sugar free, soy free, vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 198 kcal
vegan sour cream
(not optional in my opinion!)
In a soup pot on the stove, sautée the onion and green pepper in 3 tbsp of water for about 6-7 minutes until softened. Add additional water 1 tbsp at a time, as needed, so the vegetables don't stick.
Add the shredded carrots, cocoa powder, and all spices (chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, oregano, allspice, salt, and liquid smoke) and mix well. Sautée another 1-2 minutes.
Add the black beans, diced tomatoes, quinoa, and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes until quinoa is cooked.
Uncover, add corn, and simmer another 5-10 minutes.
If you like your chili soupier, feel free to add an additional cup or two of vegetable broth.
Nutrition facts calculate without toppings.
Black Bean Quinoa Chili w/ Cocoa
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Total Carbohydrates 37g
Dietary Fiber 7g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.