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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 Servings

Ingredients

  • ½ cup dry white quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 T vegetable oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 1 lb 90% lean ground beef
  • 1 T salt
  • 1 T powdered ginger
  • 1 T garlic powder
  • 1 T cumin
  • 1 T ground coriander
  • 1 T garam masala
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 pinch cayenne more to taste
  • 1 14.5 ounce can petite diced tomatoes undrained
  • 1 cup peas
  • Optional: avocado, tomatoes, and yogurt or sour cream for topping

Instructions

  1. Add the water and quinoa to a small pot. Cover and bring to a simmer. Turn heat to low and simmer 12-15 minutes until cooked through.
  2. In a separate larger pot, heat the oil over medium high heat. Add the beef and onions. Cook 2-3 minutes until the beef is starting to brown. It doesn't need to be cooked through.

  3. While the quinoa and beef are cooking measure out your salt and spices.
  4. Add the spices and canned tomatoes to the beef and onions. Simmer 3-5 minutes.

  5. Add the cooked quinoa and peas. Let cook 1 minute until the peas are warmed.
  6. Serve over white rice, with fresh naan, or with tortillas.