Quinoa Chili

Quinoa Chili
Presented by Spartan Training®

Quinoa is a naturally gluten-free food, that is considered a complete protein. Because of these factors, it is increasingly growing as a staple menu item for people with digestive sensitivities, those living a plant-based lifestyle, and those looking to grow their pantry nutrition.

Quinoa’s versatility makes it easy to incorporate into soups, salads, baked goods, and more.

Here is a simple recipe for quinoa chili.

Slow Cooked Quinoa Chili

(Makes 8 servings)


  • 2/3 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 15 ounce can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 14 ounces diced tomatoes, canned with juice
  • 1/2 yellow onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp pink Himalayan sea salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 4 cups vegetable broth


Add all the ingredients to your slow cooker, stir and cook on low for 4-5 hours or on high for 2-3 hours.

Tip: This recipe makes 8 servings. Take half of the finished recipe and store in four individual freezer containers. This will make the perfect lunch or dinner in a pinch.

Beast Mode Quinoa Chili by @Davesherotski

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Photo credit: @DaveSherotski