Quinoa and Turkey Taco Stew

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Recipe by ellie3763

from "GreenLiteBites" - http://greenlitebites.com/2008/01/15/quick-quinoa-turkey-taco-stew/

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 8 ounces 99% lean ground turkey
  • 1 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 1 small sweet pepper, chopped (red, orange or yellow)
  • 1 (1 1/4 ounce) package taco seasoning (preferably low sodium)
  • 15 ounces pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 15 ounces of diced tomatoes with chilies
  • 14 ounces broth (chicken, beef or vegetable)
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • non-stick cooking spray
  • shredded mexican cheese, blend (optional)


  1. In a large pot sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, brown the ground turkey and onion over medium heat.
  2. Add the zucchini, peppers and taco seasoning. Stir to coat all the vegetables with the seasoning.
  3. Add the beans and diced tomatoes broth and quinoa. Turn up the heat to high and bring to a boil. Then cover and simmer about 20 minutes until quinoa soaks up most of the liquid.
  4. Stir in the lime juice and serve! Sprinkle shredded cheese on top, if desired.

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