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Vegetarian Quinoa Chili

This vegetarian quinoa chili doesn't need meat or an oven! Instead, it just needs a lot of vegetables and a little bit of spice all in a Ziploc Endurables® Medium Container. Put it in the microwave, and there you go!

Cook time

34 mins

Prep time

10 mins


tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp chopped onions
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tsp chili powder
¼ tsp chipotle powder
1 cup diced butternut squash
1 cup quartered zucchini slices
2 cups vegetable stock
1 cup undrained canned petite diced tomatoes
3 tbsp white quinoa, rinsed

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Ziploc Endurables® Medium Container

Freeze it. Bake it. Boil it. Microwave it. Ziploc Endurables® Medium Silicone Containers are designed to go directly from freezer, to oven, to table.

Due to their durable platinum silicone material, these mighty Medium Containers can withstand extreme temperatures and can be reused over and over again. They're oven-safe up to 425 °F and work seriously well in a sous vide. They're also freezer safe

The thoughtfully designed Cool Grab Tabs™ allow for easy handling after heating. Secure Seal Technology helps keep food fresh while stored or frozen.

This Medium silicone Container holds up to 4 cups so it's perfect for preparing dinner for the whole family or storing your leftovers for the next day. Plus, you can say goodbye to doing the dishes, as it's dishwasher safe on the top and bottom racks.

The Ziploc Endurables® Medium silicone Container is an all-in-one solution to mealtime, designed to be continuously used, reused, then recycled. The possibilities are infinite!

Front of Ziploc medium container
Pour oil into the Endurables® Container. Add onions, garlic and seasonings. With zipper open, place on microwave-safe dish and microwave on HIGH 1 min.
Add butternut squash and zucchini to Endurables® Container; stir to coat vegetables with seasoning. With zipper open, microwave on HIGH 3 mins.
Add remaining ingredients to Endurables® Container. With zipper open, microwave on HIGH 12 to 15 mins. or until quinoa starts to pop. Use Cool Grab Tabs to carefully remove chili from the microwave.
Let the quinoa chili stand 10 mins, or until all quinoa has popped open. Stir before serving.

Tips & Hints

Want some heat? Cook 1 tsp. minced fresh jalapeño peppers along with the onions and seasonings.

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