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Taco Quinoa

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 servings

Ingredients

Seasoning Mixture

  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 4 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp granulated garlic
  • 1 Tbsp chopped parsley
  • 3 Tbsp chili powder
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch

Quinoa

  • 2 lbs 93% lean ground beef
  • 2 c diced red onion
  • 1 diced green bell pepper
  • 1 diced red bell pepper
  • 1 28 oz can undrained petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 c milk
  • 1 1/2 c water
  • 1 c dry quinoa
  • 1 c shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Thoroughly combine all ingredients in seasoning mixture in a small bowl and set aside.

  2. Brown beef in a large pot or deep skillet.

  3. Add seasoning mixture, onions, and peppers. Cook 3 minutes

  4. Add tomatoes, milk, water, and quinoa. Cover and cook 20-30 minutes or until quinoa is cooked through and all the liquid is absorbed. Stir occasionally to keep from sticking.

  5. Stir in cheese and serve warm by itself or with your favorite toppings!