|Posted by Justin and Linda Summers on March 6, 2014 at 11:40 AM|
One of the things I took away from my time as a diabetic was to love quinoa! It is an awesome grain that is high in protein and easy to make and delicious, it's a great substitute for white rice in casseroles. Hence this Taco Casserole was born! It is an awesome cheap recipe that can be prepared in advance, and can be prepared with one hand! great for people with no time and no money aka, new moms!
We couldn't help digging in. Also when you have a little one you eat first and take pictures later!
Quinoa Taco Casserole
1 lb ground turkey
2 cups quinoa
1 can corn (drained)
1 can black beans (drained)
1 14 oz Tomatoes (undrained)
1 tsp each :corriander, cumin, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, powdered chipolte pepper, powdered red pepper
1/3 cup water
1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup mexican blend cheese
1 cup crushed tortilla chips
Brown ground turkey with all of the seasonings then add the water to the pan and simmer for about 5 minutes. Meanwhile cook the quinoa in 4 cups of water until all the water is absorbed. Combine the turkey, quinoa, canned vegetables, and cheddar cheese in a 9X13 casserole dish. if you want to freeze the dish here is where you would stop. If you are cooking right away top with the crushed tortilla chips and mexican blend cheese then bake in a 375 degree oven until hot and bubbly!