Monday, January 26, 2015

Quinoa Taco Bake

I was looking for some quinoa recipes and came across this one. (
I made a few changes to fit what I had, but we all loved this one! I will definitely be making this again. 

1 20 oz package of turkey burger
1/2 green pepper, diced
1/4 onion, diced
2 small cans of tomato sauce
1 10 oz can diced tomatoes with green chilies
1 Tbsp lime juice
3 cloves of garlic, diced
2 Tbsp chili powder
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp garlic powder
2-3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup quinoa

Brown the turkey burger in a saucepan. Add the green pepper, onion, and garlic. Saute for a couple of minutes. Add the lime juice, chili powder, cumin, and garlic powder. Stir. 

Next, add the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, and 1 cup of shredded cheddar. Remove from heat.

Meanwhile, cook 1 cup of quinoa in 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes. Reduce the heat and cover. Let simmer for 15 minutes. Add the cooked quinoa to the burger/tomato mixture. Place in a greased 9x13 inch pan. Cover with about 1 1/2-2 cups shredded cheddar cheese. Place a piece of tin foil over the pan and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove the tin foil and bake for 10 more minutes. 

This is really good on its own, but I really enjoyed it in the middle of a tortilla shell. My husband ate some with tortilla chips as well.