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Vegetarian Chili

Hey y’all!

A couple of weeks ago I gave you my go to ‘skinny’ chili recipe and people loved it!

Chili is a serious staple in my winter diet – I’m a big soup person. I wanted to find the perfect vegetarian chili for all of my veg girls. Two of my closest friends are vegetarian or only eat ‘happy’ meat (cruelty – free), so I made this specific chili with them in mind. Also, this recipe is great if you live a vegan lifestyle as well!

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What You’ll Need:

2 to 3 small sweet potatoes

½ cup quinoa

1 large red onion, diced

1 (4.5 oz.) can chopped green chilies

1 (15 oz.) can black beans

1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes

3.5 cups vegetable stock

1.5 tablespoons garlic, minced

2 tablespoons chili power

1 teaspoon cumin

4 tablespoons lime juice

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What You’ll Do:

  1. Over medium high heat, add in a splash of olive oils and combine with sweet potatoes and onions and allow to cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Add in garlic, chili powder, cumin, and salt. Stir to combine.
  3. Throw in the stock, tomatoes, black beans and quinoa. Allow the mixture to come to a boil, stirring to combine.
  4. Reduce heat to a simmer and cover. Allow chili to cook for 30-40 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are tender and the quinoa is fully cooked.
  5. Mix in lime juice.
  6. Add toppings of choice.

 

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What You’ll Need to Know:

My sweet potatoes (from my latest Trader Joe’s haul) were rather small once they were peeled and diced so I ended up throwing in three sweet potatoes. The cumin and chili powder add a really nice smoky taste to the chili. The sweet potatoes and quinoa give it a thicker consistency that makes it more on par with a traditional meat chili. This recipe, like my other one, makes about 8 servings. I froze half of it while I travelled for Thanksgiving and it still tastes just as good after it was thawed out.

 

Per 1 cup serving: 160 cal., 34.1g carb, 6.5g protein, 1g fat

 

I really enjoyed the smoky flavors of this chili and it had all of my favorite things – sweet potatoes, black beans, and quinoa.

Top it off with a little Greek yogurt and avocado and you’re good to go.

Let me know what your favorite soup and chili recipes are! I am always on the lookout.

Xoxo,

Cara

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