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Test Kitchen Tuesday: Super Easy Beef & Quinoa

  • Meal Planning

It can be REALLY hard to find the time to make healthy dinners during the week. Trust me, I know...between work, taking care of my 2 boys, making sure the house is in order, and attempting to fit in a workout...by the time I get to dinner, I am beat and not always interested in making a complicated meal. That's where a dish like this comes in handy!

Here's what you'll need:

Super Easy Beef & Quinoa
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • Taco Seasoning: 1 Tbsp chili powder, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp paprika, 1 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes, 1/4 tsp oregano, 1/2 tsp sea salt, 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes
  • Sliced jalapenos (amount will depend on your tastes)

Here's what to do:

Brown the ground beef in a skillet over medium heat.

While cooking, mix up the spices for the taco seasoning (chili powder, garlic powder, paprika, ground cumin, red pepper, oregano, salt, and pepper) in a small bowl.

Add the spices to the skillet and stir it all up so the meat is evenly coated.

Stir in diced tomatoes and jalapenos.

Not a fan of spicy foods? Skip the jalapenos and add diced bell peppers instead. You could really add any vegetable you want at this point - sauteed onions, sauteed spinach, zucchini, etc. If you do opt for different veggies, you might want to play around with the spices you use in the previous step, too.

Add cooked quinoa to skillet and stir until well incorporated.

Let simmer for a few more minutes and voila! All done! The whole process should only have taken about 15 minutes...perfect, right? Serve warm with a little shredded cheese on top (optional).

What's your go-to meal when you're short on time?

What's your favorite way to eat quinoa?

Categories

  1. Healthy Eating   
       9 posts
  1. Balance   
       4 posts
  1. Meal Planning   
       3 posts
  1. Gluten Free   
       3 posts
  1. Parenting   
       2 posts
  1. Clean Eating   
       2 posts
  1. Cheat Day   
       1 posts
  1. Inspiration   
       1 posts
  1. Guest Post   
       1 posts

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