Andrew's Protein-Packed Vegan Chili

READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
Recipe by YummySmellsca

I made this for my fiance to take to work by combining three of my chili loves: stout, beans, and cocoa powder!

Top Review by LittleSpoon

I made this as is, but with one IMPORTANT substitution; I just thought those who are Vegan might want to substitute the Guinness for some other type of beer, Guinness is NOT vegan. It is filtered through issingglass (fish eyes). For people who are not vegetarian or vegan, it may not matter, but for those of us who are, its easy to sub. a different beer in its place because the flavour combination is lovely, I used a Russian Imperial Stout from my local Brewery, Propeller. Try your own local beer and it will give your chilli that personal touch!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat olive oil in a VERY large stockpot.
  2. Add onion and sweat down thoroughly.
  3. Add ingredients through to the jalapenos. Cook 5-7 minutes, stirring often.
  4. Add spices and stir until fragrant.
  5. Pour in beer, tomatoes, crushed tomatoes and tomato paste. Stir well and add water (or beer) as required (the mixture should be fairly liquid).
  6. Add cocoa powder and stir.
  7. Let simmer on low heat 45 minutes.
  8. Add quinoa, stir and simmer 20 minutes, adding water if required.
  9. Add beans along with their liquid, stir and simmer at least 15 minutes before serving.

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