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One-Pot Vegan Quinoa Chili
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
This hearty vegan one-pot quinoa chili features summer corn and beans simmered up in spicy tomato sauce, served up piping hot with your favorite chili toppings.
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chili, easy, healthy, quinoa
Servings: 6
Calories: 339 kcal
Author: Alissa
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (14 ounce can) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chili powder
  • 3/4 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed under cold water
  • 1 cup corn kernels, fresh or frozen and thawed
  • 1 (14 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (14 ounce) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon liquid smoke, or to taste (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Coat the bottom of a large pot with oil and place it over medium heat. 

  2. When the oil is hot, add the onion and bell pepper. Sauté until the pepper is softened and the onion translucent, about 5 minutes. 

  3. Add the garlic and sauté 1 minute more, until very fragrant.

  4. Add the diced tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, broth, chili powder, cumin and ancho chili powder. Raise the heat to high and bring the mixture to a simmer. 

  5. Stir in the quinoa and lower the heat. Cover the pot and allow the mixture to simmer for 15 minutes. 

  6. Uncover and stir in the corn, black beans and pinto beans. Allow to simmer, uncovered, until the corn is tender and the quinoa is fully cooked, about 5-10 minutes more, stirring occasionally. 

  7. Remove the pot from heat. Stir in liquid smoke if using and season with salt and pepper to taste.

  8. Ladle into bowls and top with your favorite chili toppings. Serve.
Nutrition Facts
One-Pot Vegan Quinoa Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 339 Calories from Fat 76
% Daily Value*
Fat 8.4g13%
Saturated Fat 1.1g6%
Sodium 708mg30%
Potassium 816mg23%
Carbohydrates 54.3g18%
Fiber 14.2g57%
Sugar 9.4g10%
Protein 15.3g31%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 5.9mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.