Slow Cooker Black Bean and Quinoa "Chili"

I'm not sure whether to call this soup or chili, but it is packed with good veggies and delicious!



Serves 6, Approx. $1.06 per serving


Ingredients

1 c. quinoa - well rinsed
2 c. water
1 onion, chopped
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 zucchini, shredded
2 carrots, peeled and shredded
1 can SimplyNature Organic Diced Tomatoes
1 can Benita chopped green chilies
1 T. Stonemills Essentials Chili Powder
1 T. Stonemills Essentials Cumin
1 T. Stonemills Essentials Oregano
2 cans SimplyNature Organic Black Beans. drained and rinsed
1 c. Season's Choice frozen corn
1/3 c. chopped fresh or frozen cilantro

Directions

1. Place all ingredients except the beans, corn, and cilantro in slow cooker. give it a good stir, and set on low for 8 hours or high for 3-4. If you are leaving it all day, you may want to throw in an extra cup of water.

2. Once quinoa is done, add the beans, corn, and cilantro.

3. Ready to serve once the beans and corn are heated through. 

*Great with avocado, tortilla chips, cheese or sour cream to garnish.

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