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Tasty Tuesday: Vegan Crock Pot Quinoa and Black Bean Chili

For Halloween we decided to throw a little get together. I know a lot of my running friends are Vegan so I needed to make sure we had something on hand for them to eat. I also enjoy eating Vegan food. I try really hard to at least eat vegetarian but I have not made the full commitment or lifestyle change. We decided we would make Chili for Halloween as it is something that is filling but easy to make. I went on the search on my favorite site PINTEREST and found a Vegan Crock Pot Quinoa and Black Bean Chili. One of the SCARY things about trying out a new recipe for guest is it might turn out HORRIBLE! Luckily it was the complete opposite! It was amazing! Even a meat lover commented on really liking the recipe. It was super easy to make and I even used some of my veggie broth that I had made the other week.

INGREDIENTS
  • 2¼ cups vegetable broth
  • ½ cup uncooked quinoa
  • 15 oz can black beans
  • ½ container 28 oz diced tomatoes
  • ¼ cup chopped red bell pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 shredded carrot
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ small chili pepper
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ cup corn kernels
Toppings
  • chopped avocado chunks
  • chopped green onions
  • shredded carrot
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Add the broth, quinoa, black beans and tomatoes to the slow cooker. Stir to combine.
  2. Next add the peppers, carrot, onion and garlic, and stir, then add the rest of the seasonings and stir a few times to combine.
  3. Set the slow cooker (Crock-Pot) to high for 2 ½ to 3 hours or on low for 5-6 hours (for high, monitor the last 30 minutes and for low, monitor the last hour).

Here is my Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/186195765819766286/ 

Here is the link to the original post: http://jessicainthekitchen.com/vegan-crockpot-quinoa-black-bean-chili/ 

*Photo is from original poster Jessica in the Kitchen. I forgot to take good photos as I was rushing to get ready for the party.

The best part is the chili freezes well. So I am going to end up freezing little baggies of this and having them at work for lunch during the winter! Here is a photo from work of the yummy leftover vegan chili!

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