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Hearty Protein-Packed Chili

This Hearty Protein-Packed Chili is a surefire way to satisfy your cravings and fill you up. Packed with protein and loaded with spices, this chili is the perfect meal for any occasion. You won't even miss the meat!

Tasty Team
98% would make again
Hearty Protein-Packed Chili


for 8 servings

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 4 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 cayennes
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 28 oz crushed tomatoes (795 g)
  • 4 cups vegetable broth (960 mL)
  • 4 medium roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 ½ cups quinoa (255 g), rinsed
  • 1 cup black beans (170 g), drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup red kidney bean (170 g), drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 8 bread bowls, for serving

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 1403
  • Fat 42g
  • Carbs 215g
  • Fiber 20g
  • Sugar 30g
  • Protein 41g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. In a large pot over medium heat, combine the olive oil, garlic, onion, jalapeño, red bell pepper, chili powder, cayenne, cumin, black pepper, and salt. Stir well and cook until the spices are fragrant, 3–5 minutes.
  2. Add the crushed tomatoes, vegetable broth, tomatoes, quinoa, black beans, kidney beans, tomato paste, and oregano and mix well. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium heat, cover, and simmer for 25–30 minutes.
  3. Let the chili cool for 2 minutes, then ladle into bread bowls and serve.
  4. Enjoy!
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Hearty Protein-Packed Chili