Slow Cooker Black Bean Chili

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Slow cookers happen to be one of my kitchen must-haves. Not only do they make eating a healthy dinner a breeze, but they turn just about any mix of veggies, spices and protein into a satisfying blend of flavors!

Ingredients:

Chili

  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 15 oz. can black beans, rinsed
  • 1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. tomato puree
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 3 tsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp. coriander
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 package (1 lb)ground turkey breast (optional)

Toppings (per serving)

  • 1-2 Tbs. greek, almond or coconut yogurt
  • 1/4 avocado, sliced
  • chopped cilantro

Directions:

  1. Heat oil in a pan and add in the onion and garlic. Cook until the onions are soft. Add turkey and brown (if using) for 10-15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Deglaze the pan with vegetable stock. Pour mix into the slow cooker. Add in the remaining ingredients and set the cooker for 6-8 Hours. When you are ready to serve, garnish with yogurt, avocado and cilantro. ENJOY!
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