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You’re going to love this new recipe for Vegetarian Taco Chili! It’s so easy to make, but it’s packed with flavor so vegetarians and non-vegetarians will love it alike!

Vegetarian Crockpot Taco Chili with Quinoa

What’s so great about this recipe for Vegetarian Taco Chili?

  1. It’s super easy to make it in your crockpot.
  2. It’s made with simple ingredients, so it’s budget-friendly.
  3. It’s healthy and delicious!

I made a big pot of this Crockpot Vegetarian Taco Chili last week, and it was so delicious that I had to share some of it with our neighbors.  I think everyone will love this recipe!  The combination of spices is amazing.

Vegetarian Crockpot Taco Chili with Quinoa


Vegetarian Crockpot Taco Chili with Quinoa

  • Author: Kelly McNelis
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


This is a fresh and flavorful recipe that you can cook in your crockpot or freeze (raw) and cook later. Top with corn chips, shredded cheese, guacamole, and fresh cilantro.


  • 1 cup dry, uncooked quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 15oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 15oz can light kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 15oz jar salsa
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 32oz vegetable broth (4 cups) (not needed until day of cooking)


  1. Add all ingredients to crockpot.
  2. Cook 4-6 hours on “low” setting.

To Freeze and Cook Later

  1. Label a gallon-sized plastic freezer bag with the name of the recipe, cooking instructions, and use-by date (which would be 3 months from the prep date).
  2. Add all ingredients to freezer bag (except broth), seal, and freeze up to three months.
  3. When ready to cook, thaw freezer bag overnight in the refrigerator or in the morning in water.
  4. Add to crockpot with broth and cook on “low” setting for 4-6 hours.

Thoughts or questions? Leave a comment below and I’ll respond asap! -Kelly

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4 years ago

Is there a way to print this recipe without the background black/words white?

4 years ago

Hi for the freezer version do you leave out the water as well?

4 years ago

Hi! Wondering what the cooking time/setting would be like for an InstaPot

1 month ago

Can the crockpot meals be turned into Instant pot meals?