One-Pot Black Bean Quinoa Chili with Avocado

This was one of those meals I just wanted to make in a hurry and had no idea that I would be stumbling upon what would be one of my new favorite go-to meals…

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We’ve been craving hearty comfort food with the start of colder weather—and you’ve been asking for some healthy, easy weeknight meals that are cozy comfort food. And many of you have requested quinoa recipes! We love quinoa too, that’s why we decided to marry the two and make this satisfying yumster! Get ready to dive in. This is so easy to make, it’s the perfect weeknight meal. You throw it in one pot and dinner’s on in less than a half hour! We still can’t get over how easy, and how scrumptious this one-pot wonder is. Woohoo!  🙂

 

 

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Psst…if you want more comfort foods done right and light ;), we’ve tried to pack this site with them! Give one of these a whirl:
Skinny Mash
Creamy Guiltless Tomato Rigatoni 
Spaghetti Squash with Tomato Sauce and Parmesan Cheese

 

One-Pot Black Bean Quinoa Chili with Avocado

We suggest serving this scrumptious Meatless Monday meal with a large salad or some steamed broccoli or another of your favorite veggie meals.  We love it with our Caramelized Cauliflower.
Serves 4

Ingredients:
½ tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
¾ cup white quinoa
1, 13.4 ounce can black beans, organic, low sodium
14 ounce can diced tomatoes

fresh cracked pepper

salt to taste
1 small avocado, garnish
Directions:
1. In a medium pan, heat olive oil over low heat and add cumin and chili powder. Stir for 30 seconds until fragrant.
2. Add quinoa, tomatoes, black beans (not drained) and 1 cup of water to the pot. Season with pepper and salt, if using.
3. Bring mixture to a boil. Then reduce heat to a simmer and cover. Heat for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until quinoa is cooked. It should be soft. Most of the water will be absorbed and you will have a thick, delicious, hearty chili. Slice avocado and place on top and serve.
Nutrition Facts Per Serving, without avocado: 255 calories, 4 g fat, 42 g carbohydrate, 14 g protein, 8 g fiber, 263 mg sodium, 0 g saturated fat

Nutrition Facts Per Serving, with 1 ounce avocado: 300 calories, 8 g fat, 42 g carbohydrate, 15 g protein, 8 g fiber, 263 mg sodium, 0g saturated fat

One-Pot Black Bean Quinoa Chili with Avocado
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • Ingredients:
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ¾ cup white quinoa
  • 1, 13.4 ounce can black beans, organic, low sodium
  • 14 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • fresh cracked pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 1 small avocado, garnish
Instructions
  1. Directions:
  2. In a medium pan, heat olive oil over low heat and add cumin and chili powder. Stir for 30 seconds until fragrant.
  3. Add quinoa, tomatoes, black beans (not drained) and 1 cup of water to the pot. Season with pepper and salt, if using.
  4. Bring mixture to a boil. Then reduce heat to a simmer and cover. Heat for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until quinoa is cooked. It should be soft. Most of the water will be absorbed and you will have a thick, delicious, hearty chili. Slice avocado and place on top and serve.
Notes
Nutrition Facts Per Serving, with 1 ounce avocado: 300 calories, 8 g fat, 42 g carbohydrate, 15 g protein, 8 g fiber, 263 mg sodium, 0g saturated fat
Nutrition Information
Serving size: without 1 ounce avocado Calories: 255 Fat: 4 g Carbohydrates: 42 g Sodium: 263 Fiber: 8 g Protein: 14 g

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