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This Sweet Potato Quinoa Chili is not only vegetarian, but it’s vegan and gluten free. Talk about a major win. Nothing beats a warm bowl of chili in the winter. It’s comfort food at its finest, but sometimes it’s nice to have something a little different. 

Sweet Potato Quinoa Chili

Plant Based Chili

I know eating less meat is something I’m trying to do more for myself and the environment so more plant based foods that fill you up are key. I always feel full when I eat this and I love how easy it is to make and the way the kitchen smells. Yum!

Ingredients needed:

  • vegetable oil
  • onion, diced
  • garlic
  • tomato paste
  • oregano
  • chili pepper (only if you want spice)
  • black beans
  • diced tomato, canned
  • sweet potatoes (peeled)
  • quinoa
  • vegetable broth
Garnish with Avocados and cilantro
Sweet Potato Quinoa Chili steps

How to make sweet potato quinoa chili:

  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a dutch oven.
  2. Simmer onions until translucent.
  3. Add the chopped garlic, tomato paste, oregano, chili powder and mix together for about 4 minutes
  4. Add the black beans, diced tomatoes, sweet potatoes and then the vegetable broth
  5. Add quinoa and mix together (Note: Don’t the let quinoa fool you it will expand)
  6. Let this sit, covered, for about 20-30 minutes.
    Garnish with Avocado, and if you like cilantro throw some of that as well.

Sweet Potato Quinoa Chili (Vegan)

Vegan Chili

This chili is tasty, filling, and easy to make. I love to make it for new neighbors or just as healthy meal for the family.

So give it a try and let me know what you think!

Yield: 4

Sweet Potato Quinoa Chili

Sweet Potato Quinoa Chili

This Sweet Potato Quinoa Chili is not only vegetarian, but it's vegan and gluten free.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon chili pepper (only if you want spice)
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can diced tomato
  • 2-3 medium sweet potatoes (peeled)
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 32 ounces vegetable broth

Instructions

  1. Put the oil in a dutch oven or similar pot on medium heat.
  2. Add the diced onions and let simmer for about 10 minutes.
  3. Add the chopped garlic for about 2 minutes
  4. Add the tomato paste, oregano, chili powder and mix together for about 4 minutes
  5. Add the black beans, and diced tomatoes and mix together
  6. Add the sweet potatoes and then the vegetable broth
  7. Add 1 cup of quinoa and mix together
  8. Let this sit, covered, for about 20-30 minutes.

Notes

(Note: Don't the let quinoa fool you it will expand)

Garnish with Avocados and cilantro

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 331Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1161mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 15gSugar: 15gProtein: 13g
This post was originally published January 29, 2015

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