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Quinoa and Roasted Peppers Chili

Quinoa Chili With Roasted Peppers Recipe

It is almost the weekend!

When I started writing my blog I began following Inspire and Indulge.  Leah of Inspire and Indulge and I  both were first time bloggers right around the same time and it has been fun to see Leah’s blog grow and follow all of her delicious recipes & creative crafts.

I have been wanting try quinoa chili and this was just the inspiration.  I took this inspiration along with a recipe I found in Cooking Light a while ago that I wanted to try and did a few alternations and came up with this quinoa and roasted pepper chili (but since I am a huge fan of my slow cooker I am trying Leah’s recipe out next time I need to make chili).

Quinoa Chili With Roasted Peppers Recipe

The roasted red peppers and poblano chiles add a sweet flavor. This version is vegetarian but you could throw in ground beef, turkey, pork..whatever you have a taste for.

roasted Pepper Quinoa Chili

10 minutes is all it takes to roast these peppers for Quinoa Chili.

roasted peppers for Quinoa Chili
Quinoa Chili is perfect comfort food on a cold day!

Quinoa Chili in a bowl


  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: A group
  • Cuisine: Chili



  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes with chipotles, undrained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 2 poblano chiles
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Spanish smoked paprika
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
  • Salt to taste


  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Cut peppers and chiles in half lengthwise, discarding seeds and membranes.
  3. Place halves, skin sides up, on a foil-lined baking sheet, and flatten with hand.
  4. Broil 10 minutes or until blackened. Place in paper bag and fold to close tightly. Let stand 10 minutes. Peel and coarsely chop.
  5. Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan stirring to coat. Add onion and garlic and sauté 4 minutes.
  6. Stir in chili powder, cumin, and paprika; sauté for 30 seconds. Add roasted peppers and chiles, 1/2 cup water, and remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until quinoa is tender.
  7. Serve with cheese, chives, sour cream and some tortilla chips.

Tomorrow is Friday–see you then! 🙂

What is your favorite chili recipe?Have you tried anything unique or different in your chili? Share it below in the comments section.


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Chanda Vallero

Saturday 19th of March 2016

I am always browsing online for posts that can facilitate me. Thx!

Tracee Lile

Wednesday 24th of February 2016

Wow. This is incredible. Thanks! Awesome cooking source. I'll suggest against using it on a Sunday evening when I have got a napless baby wanting my attention.

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Cassandra @TheScienceofFood

Friday 9th of November 2012

This looks great, I've been looking for a vegetarian chili recipe for awhile, I'm going to give this a try. Just one thing: you must have been just SO EXCITED to share this post with us because you didn't mention how much quinoa to use :)

A Cedar Spoon

Friday 9th of November 2012

Oh and it is 1/3 of a cup of quinoa--sorry! :)

A Cedar Spoon

Friday 9th of November 2012

Oh my gosh! Thanks so much for catching that. :(

Alyssa | Queen of Quinoa

Friday 9th of November 2012

Looks delicious Julia! Thanks for sharing the recipe with me and for reading QofQ. Can't wait to see more recipes from you :)

A Cedar Spoon

Friday 9th of November 2012

Your welcome! Thanks for stopping by.