Recipe: Slow Cooker Chili With Chocolate

Slow Cooker Chili Recipe

You may already have the ingredients on hand to make this hardy slow cooker chili – which makes it the perfect winter (or any time of the year) recipe! It’s both gluten-free and full of plant protein which means it will help fill you up and keep you full. Grab your ingredients, get the slow cooker out, and give this hearty, healthy recipe a try on those cold winter days!

Slow Cooker Chili Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¾ cup onion, chopped
  • ¾ cup green pepper, chopped
  • 1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes, with juice
  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 15-ounce can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • ⅔ cup quinoa
  • 1-ounce dark chocolate (70% cacao or more)
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Slow Cooker ChiliDirections

  • Heat oil in a medium pan. Cook garlic, onion, and green pepper for 4 minutes, until softened.
  • Transfer to slow cooker along with the tomatoes, chickpeas, kidney beans, black beans, broth, and chili powder.
  • Cover and cook 6 hours on LOW or 4 hours on HIGH.
  • Stir in quinoa, chocolate, and salt. Cover and cook 15 more minutes.

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Nutritionist at Fresh Balance Nutrition helps you to enjoy whole foods to reach a healthy weight, avoid disease, and feel balanced. Jennifer Cohen Katz is a registered dietitian/ nutritionist that lives the same active, healthy lifestyle she recommends to clients. Her knowledge and passion encompass integrative and functional nutrition, sports nutrition, and whole foods cooking.
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