Recipe By Amy Grace
Published Mar 5th
Prep 20m Cook 2h 20m Additional - Ready In 2h 40m
Servings 8 servings Calories 279.4

A hearty, zesty chili packed so full of delicious protein, even the staunchest meat eater will love it! Try adding toppings like lime and sour cream (if you’re not vegan).

Recipe Ingredients

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Heat oil in a medium Dutch oven over medium heat; stir in onion, green and red bell peppers, and garlic. Cook and stir until vegetables have softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. 2 Mash 1/2 of the black beans in a small bowl. Transfer to the Dutch oven with the remaining whole black beans. Add diced tomatoes, 2 cups water, corn, lentils, quinoa, chili powder, brown sugar, paprika, salt, turmeric, oregano, cumin, red pepper flakes, and black pepper; stir to combine. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 2 hours.
  3. 3 Make a slurry by mixing cornstarch with 3 tablespoons water until completely dissolved, adding more water if necessary. Stir slurry into the chili and simmer until thickened, about 15 minutes. Mash chili with a potato masher to desired consistency.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 279.4
  • Carbohydrate 45.9 g
  • Fat 7.1 g
  • Fiber 10.5 g
  • Protein 10 g
  • Saturated Fat 1 g
  • Sodium 953 mg
  • Sugar 15 g
  1. SO GOOD!!! Husband likes meat in his chili and was very surprised there wasn't any in this. A little too sweet so probably cut that in half. I added a jalapeno and doubled the red pepper flakes and still would have liked it spicier. Also, I added can of kidney beans and used what I - Read more ...
  2. I absolutely LOVE this chili.... I follow it to the T.... so yummy
  3. It was a hearty, healthy meal. I left out the brown sugar, and left out step 3 altogether. After I made the chili, I cooked more lentils and added since it needed more lentils. Next time add 1/2- 3/4 cup of dry lentils. Used brown lentils since I did not have red.
  4. I only used 1 TBSP of brown sugar not the 1/4 cup. I think I will leave it out altogether next time. It is very good will definitely make it again. Chili to me shouldn't be sweet.

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