Week night meals can be a headache. There can be a mess to clean up, and during the week-ain’t nobody got time for that. This dish is SUPER easy to make, and even easier to clean up after. Also, it is packed with protein, fiber, and flavor-everyone will love it. You can eat it as a naked burrito, regular burrito, tacos, quesadillas, really anything. It makes for fun left overs you won’t get bored with. I love to eat this as tacos for dinner, and a naked burrito bowl for lunch the next day. My husband loves to add cheese, and make quesadillas the next day. The possibilities are endless.
- Prep Time: 10 Minutes
- Cook Time: 20 Minutes
- Total Time: 30 Minutes
- Serves 4-6
- 1/2 C. Red Quinoa
- 1/2 C. White Quinoa (You can just use 1 cup of your favorite quinoa)
- 1 Large White Onion
- 2 Cloves Garlic
- 1 Bag (10 oz.) Frozen Organic Corn
- 2 15 oz Cans Black Beans
- 1 tsp. Ground Cumin
- 4 Medium Dried Red Pepper (1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes works just fine)
- 2 Limes
- Rinse and Strain your Quinoa. You always want to rinse your quinoa to get rid of the saponin. Saponin is a natural coating on quinoa that sometimes makes it taste bitter or soapy.
- In a medium sauce pan, put rinsed quinoa with 2 cups of water on Medium temperature.
- Once Quinoa starts boiling, cover and reduce heat to a simmer for about 12 minutes.
- Chop onion and garlic. Saute on medium high in a cast iron skillet. Salt and pepper to taste.
- Once the onion and garlic is starting to caramelize, add frozen corn.
- After the corn has been in the skillet for about 3 minutes, turn the temperature to high, and stir continuously. You want to get some color on the corn, but not burn it.
- Rinse and add black beans
- Turn off the heat
- Add 1 tsp ground Cumin
- Roughly chop dried red pepper, you just want to break it apart. (or add crushed red pepper flakes)
- Add a little more salt and pepper
- At this point, your quinoa should be done. Add to the cast iron skillet, and mix
- Add the Zest and Juice of 2 Limes
- Top with fresh Cilantro
I used corn tortillas, and put some fresh guacamole on top of my tacos. You can add all of your favorite taco condiments. It is SO. DANG. GOOD.
Let me know your favorite way to eat this AMAZING dish!