For those of you who prefer not to eat any type of animal protein, this chili is an awesome substitute. The quinoa gives the chili a great texture and adds lots of protein as well. If you simmer this in the crock pot in the early afternoon, you have an easy dinner ready to serve. Add a crunchy salad and you have a balanced meal of veggies. Bon Appétit!
Chop up the following veggies and sauté lightly with grapeseed oil or coconut oil:
2 red bell peppers
3 cups chopped zucchini
1 large chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
4 garlic cloves, minced
Add them to the crock pot with the following:
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon paprika
¼ tsp. (or more) of ground red pepper
1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
1 tsp. Himalayan salt
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups organic vegetable broth
Stir gently and let simmer for 3 hours or more. Enjoy!
Thank you! Bon Appetit!
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