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!
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
What You’ll Do:
- 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.
- Add in garlic, chili powder, cumin, and salt. Stir to combine.
- Throw in the stock, tomatoes, black beans and quinoa. Allow the mixture to come to a boil, stirring to combine.
- 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.
- Mix in lime juice.
- Add toppings of choice.
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.