Mexican Ground Beef Quinoa Skillet

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is an easy weeknight meal my family enjoys. If you like it spicer, you can add tomatoes with chilis.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown ground beef and onion and drain excess fat.
  2. Rinse quinoa.
  3. Add tomatoes, chilies, quinoa, water and spices to ground beef and simmer, uncovered, for about 25 minutes.
  4. If water evaporates, cover pan for remainder of cooking time.
Most Helpful

So easy and so delish! I didn't have cumin or chili powder, so I added a packet of McCormick's taco seasoning instead. I also opted for ground turkey breast instead of ground beef. Served it with sour cream and grated cheddar on top, and a piece of cornbread on the side. Yummy!

Ms Fondue May 24, 2011

Wanted to use up quinoa and ground beef. This is a great base recipe. Next time I will add some veggies (bell pepper, corn, etc). It looks a little plain, needs some color!! Would be great served with tortilla chips.

Erin M. May 25, 2016

This worked well for me as a quick side dish with taquitos. I desperately needed a quick extra item that was tasty and this was just great. I had all the ingredients needed in the house without needing to run to the store. Since no one had ever heard of a Mexican Quinoa it was an excellent topic of conversation on how I could have been so creative. Thank You!

D.L.Eurofly February 28, 2014