Crockpot Black Bean Chili

Serves 4 to 6. Prep time: 10 minutes active; 6 hours, 10 minutes total.
Ingredients: 

1 cup dried black beans, rinsed
2 large carrots
1 medium green pepper, chopped
1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes
1/4 cup quinoa
4 cups water
1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon salt

Preparation: 

Combine all the ingredients in the slow cooker and close the lid. Set the cooker on low and cook for 6 hours.

After 6 hours, test the beans for doneness. If they are not quite tender, cover and cook for another half an hour.

Serve hot or transfer to containers to refrigerate or freeze.

Tips: Cornbread flecked with diced jalapeno peppers makes a tasty accompaniment to this hearty chili.

Diet Types: 
Gluten-Free
Vegan
Vegetarian