Wednesday, July 10, 2013

One Pot Mexican Quinoa with Black Beans

I was looking for a quick one pot meal with quinoa and came upon a recipe that I could change a little bit to fit what I wanted.  This ended up being really easy prep and quite tasty.  It was so filling and Bill didn't even mention that it didn't have meat! Definitely will make this again when I'm looking to whip up something quick with what I have in the house!

One Pot Mexican Quinoa with Black Beans
From: Adapted from Skinny Ms
Prep time: 5 min
Cook Time: 25-30 min

1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup quinoa (uncooked)
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can corn, drained or 1 cup frozen corn
1 can diced tomatoes with chilis
1 (4.5 oz) can diced green chilis
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
1 - 1 1/2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
1/4 cup Cilantro, chopped

 1.  Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat and saute diced onions until tender, about 3-4 minutes. Add garlic and saute one additional minute.

2. Add remaining ingredients and give a quick stir.

3. Cover, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a low boil and cook 15-20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.  Remove from heat and allow to sit 5 minutes covered before serving.  Fluff with a large spoon and serve.

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