Gluten-Free Quinoa and Bean Chili Recipe

by Chris Miquel March 09, 2016

Gluten-Free Quinoa and Bean Chili Recipe



WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

  • This is a delicious slow-cook recipe, great for making in bulk and freezing for future meals to come.
  • Loaded with fiber, protein, and potassium, this chili recipe has it all!

This cholesterol-free vegetarian chili recipe is high in fiber and low in saturated fat, a dynamic duo that keeps your blood flowing to your muscles and organs. Plus, one serving packs about one-third of your daily potassium need, which keeps blood pressure in check and your heart and muscles in working order. Quinoa, a gluten-free, easily digested grain with all of the essential amino acids you need to make muscle and other lean tissue, is also a source of fiber. Kidney beans supply protein and fiber, too, and they're loaded with manganese, a mineral your body requires to produce energy, make collagen, and help defend against cell damage.

Give this chili recipe a try and slow cook your way to a tasty evening.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup red quinoa, uncooked
  • 2 15-1/2-oz cans red kidney beans
  • 2 15-1/2-oz cans diced, no-salt-added tomatoes
  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced, or more to taste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp vegetable bouillon
  • 1 tbsp lemon or lime juice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground chipotle powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to the slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook 8-10 hours on low (or 4-5 hours on high).
  3. Remove bay leaf and stir well before serving.

Macros*

Yield: 6 servings

Fat per serving: 7g

Saturated fat per serving: 1g

Carbs per serving: 54g

Protein per serving: 13g

Fiber per serving: 12g

Sugar per serving: 490mg




Chris Miquel
Chris Miquel

Author

Chris is a serial entrepreneur, internet marketer, and founder of Get Your Fit Together who was an out of shape father who is finally Getting His Fit Together. He started the publication in hopes of empowering a Fitter, Healthier, and Happier You!

He has put together a few eBooks you can download directly through facebook messenger:

8 Fat Burning HIIT Workouts You Can Do Anywhere | The 8 Best Yoga Poses For Aching, Sore Muscles | 11 Top Secret Recipes That Rev Your Metabolism | 12 Easy Muscle Building Recipes Anyone Can Make | 14 Incredible Whole Food Meals The Whole Family Will Love | Turbocharge Your Muscle-Building Results With 14 Exercise Upgrades


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