Lentil Quinoa Chili

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Okay, so this may be the best chili I’ve ever eaten!  There’s no meat in it, so I was actually surprised that I liked it so much since I normally would prefer meat in my chili!  I got the idea for this recipe from the following pin.

Vegetarian-Quinoa-Chili-Recipe

I changed it up a lot, and made it my own, and turned it into a slow cooker recipe, and the result is phenomenal!  Don’t think for a second that this isn’t hearty due to it’s lack of meat – it is SO filling!  Of course, the ingredients are all great for you and provide some awesome health benefits, so you can feel great about eating it!  Some of those health benefits are as follows.

  • helps to lower cholesterol
  • heart healthy
  • high quality protein
  • Anti-oxidant
  • STRONGLY anti-inflammatory
  • great for weight loss
  • high in fiber
  • cancer prevention
  • helps to regulate blood sugar
  • energy boosting

If you are a chili lover, this recipe is a must-try!

LENTIL QUINOA CHILI

Ingredients:

  • 2 small red onions, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 red bell peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 4 tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup dry green lentils, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup dry quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 15 oz. can tri bean blend (or beans of your choice)
  • 3/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 1 Tbsp. oregano

Directions:

1.) Add all the ingredients to a slow cooker, stir, then cook on high for 5-6 hours or on low for 7-8 hours.

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Top with plain greek yogurt, green onions, and/or cheese, if desired, then sit back and get ready to get flavor punched with how delicious this is – you will be blown away!  Enjoy! 🙂

2 thoughts on “Lentil Quinoa Chili

    1. Thanks, Tracy! I agree! So much easier to just throw everything in and let it cook (love slow cooker recipes)! You will love this recipe – it’s so good! 🙂

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