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
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.