Mexican Ground Beef Quinoa Skillet

Mexican Ground Beef Quinoa Skillet created by camille1197_10789911

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

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  • Brown ground beef and onion and drain excess fat.
  • Rinse quinoa.
  • Add tomatoes, chilies, quinoa, water and spices to ground beef and simmer, uncovered, for about 25 minutes.
  • If water evaporates, cover pan for remainder of cooking time.
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"This is an easy weeknight meal my family enjoys. If you like it spicer, you can add tomatoes with chilis."
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  1. ladl9374
    Using the suggestions by other reviewers, I felt comfortable making some changes. I used leftover quinoa from another recipe so I didn't add as much water as the recipe listed. I also added a small can of rotel style tomatoes and a can of green chilis. Ground turkey was my protein. I also added a package of taco seasoning with the cumin. This is wonderful! It was fast to prepare, the flavor was great, and it makes very good leftovers.
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  2. Erin M.
    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.
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  3. D.L.Eurofly
    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!
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  4. Jessica R.
    Delicious!! I made this for dinner tonight. Made exactly as written except i also added a couple dashes of garlic powder. Don't even know that it made a huge difference. I also noticed that the ingredients list doesn't mention chilies, but the directions do, so I just added a can of chopped green chilies. Hubby and I loved it and ate it topped with sour cream, cheese and salsa! Hubby added crushed red pepper to his too cause he likes things spicy. Tomorrow with the leftovers I'll wrap it in a tortilla for lunch! Overall a good easy recipe :)
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  5. jamahsan_7048512
    This is such a great and simple recipe. I add 1 tablespoon of tomato paste, 1 chopped portobello mushroom and 2 cloves of garlic. I also top with fresh chopped cilantro. I always use organic and grass fed bison or ground beef. It turns out amazing every time!
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