Quinoa Lentil Bean Chili

Quinoa Lentil Bean Chili

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 204.9
  • Total Fat: 3.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 223.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 37.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 9.1 g
  • Protein: 10.1 g

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A super healthy low-fat and low-cal chili, perfect for cold days. It's tasty and hearty too. A super healthy low-fat and low-cal chili, perfect for cold days. It's tasty and hearty too.
Number of Servings: 12


    1 Cup Dry Quinoa
    1 Cup Dry Red Lentils
    1 Can Eden Organic Pinto Beans
    1 Can Eden Organic Garbanzo Beans

    1 Onion
    1 Green Pepper
    1 Red Pepper
    4 Cloves Garlic
    (optional - 1 can corn, or sliced carrots, or any other veggie you can think of)

    1 28oz Can Stewed Tomatoes (whole or diced if you want to do less chopping)
    1 6oz Can Tomato Paste
    1 Small Can Diced Green Chiles
    2 tsp Vegebase (or equiv. veg bouillon in amt to flavor 2 cups)
    6 Cups of water (2 of which will be made into veg broth)

    3 TBSP Red Chili Powder (or more or less, per your taste)
    2 tsp Ground Cumin
    1/2 tsp Allspice
    1 TBSP Olive Oil (for sauteing)


Makes 12 1-cup servings.

Dice your veggies. Drain and rinse your canned beans and rinse your quinoa.

Saute the veggies (in the TBSP of olive oil) in a large pot for about 5 minutes.

Add all of your other ingredients EXCEPT the canned Pinto and Garbanzo beans. Bring to a boil and then reduce and simmer for 20 minutes.

Add the two cans of beans and simmer the whole thing another 20-40 minutes (til lentils are mostly soft).

You can adjust spices to taste, as well as add more water.

Serve and enjoy.

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KATJWINTER.

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  • Very hearty and flavourful. I make it without hot peppers for the family but add a bit of chili garlic sauce to mine. I find it tastes better the next day. Also freezes very well in portioned ziploc freezer bags. - 3/14/16

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