Slow Cooker Pumpkin Quinoa Chili is perfect for fall!
This chili is full of fall vibes. Not only does it have pumpkin, it also has pumpkin beer.
I love cooking with beer and I think that using a seasonal pumpkin beer brings out the pumpkin flavor in the chili.
I am so excited to be sharing my first recipe in a brand new series here on the blog, Slow Cooker Sundays. Every Sunday I will be sharing a slow cooker recipe.
This series has been something that I've been wanted to do for awhile now. I figured that fall would be the perfect time to bring out the slow cookers and make some amazing vegan recipes in it.
I can't wait to share my slow cooker recipes with you!
The first recipe in the series is my Slow Cooker Pumpkin Quinoa Chili.
I used black beans for the chili but you can use can beans that you like. I really like the combination of black beans with the canned pumpkin.
To add even more protein to the chili, I like to add uncooked quinoa. Quinoa also helps to add a really nice texture to the chili.
When I first made this chili, I used 1 cup of quinoa but it made the chili too thick. I decreased the quinoa to half a cup and the chili had the right balance of quinoa to beans.
I like to serve this Slow Cooker Pumpkin Quinoa Chili with lots of toppings. I like to top my chili with a squeeze of lime, green onions and diced avocado. Check out the recipe video below!
For the Chili:
- 1 15 ounce can Pumpkin
- 2 15 ounce cans Black Beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 Medium Onion, diced
- 3 Garlic Cloves, minced
- ½ Cup Uncooked Quinoa, rinsed
- 2 Tablespoons Chili Powder
- 1 Tablespoon Cumin
- 1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
- 1 teaspoon Sea Salt
- ½ teaspoon Cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon Black Pepper
- ¼ teaspoon Nutmeg
- 1 12 ounce Bottle Pumpkin Beer
- 1 28 Can Crushed Tomatoes
- 1-2 Tablespoons Pure Maple Syrup
For Serving, optional:
- Lime Wedges
- Diced Avocado
- Sliced Green Onions
- Add all chili ingredients to the slow cooker. Cook on high for 3 ½ to 4 hours, or until the quinoa is cooked.
- Taste and adjust seasonings if needed. Add more salt or maple syrup if needed.
- Serve with desired toppings.
I hope that you enjoy this new series! If you have an slow cooker recipe request, leave a comment and I will try and create a recipe for Slow Cooker Sundays!