Quinoa Taco One Pot Dinner
This is possibly the easiest and healthiest thing I make on a regular basis because it is so flavorful!!! I saw a recipe on fb about a one pot italian dinner with rice, for the life of me I have searched but can't find the exact one but this is similar (http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/italian-beef-and-rice-skillet/42364ff9-961d-43e1-bef5-e038e19b0083). It sounded great but I didn't have all the ingredients and wanted a way to make it healthier so I tweaked it!! When I first said I was doing a quinoa taco bake my husband said he thought I'd be slaughtering the good name that is tacos but he loves it. I will be honest that it isn't the prettiest thing (my two year old says it looks like bugs) but it sure is yummy. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
1 C of quinoa cooked (I used a mix of red and white quinoa)
1/2 -1 lb ground meat (I used half ground turkey and half ground beef)
1 C black beans (I cook, bag, and freeze mine so I use one small ziploc but you can just as easily use 1 can) drained and rinsed
1 pint jar canned tomatoes (or you could use a large can) (12-16oz)
1/8 c cooked green chilis (you could use 1/2 a can or freeze your own!!)
1 tbs chili powder
1/2 tbs paprika
1/2 tbs cumin
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
Brown meat, heat beans, and cook quinoa. Once done mix them together and add seasonings. Add in tomatoes with their juice green chilis and let simmer.
Once the juice has been absorbed it is ready to eat! We serve with everything from cheese, avocado, lettuce, to sour cream for our toddler to make it a bit more mild. It is easy, filling, healthy, and so delicious!!