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1 tbs. olive oil
1 tbs. minced garlic
1 cup broth (any kind, I used chicken)
1 cup uncooked quinoa
1 can rotel
1 can black beans
1 small can olives
1 cup frozen corn
1 tbs. taco seasoning
Toppings: sour cream, cheese, avocado, baked tortilla strips etc.
|Instead of buying those little packets of taco seasoning, I bought this stuff a while ago and love it. All those great Mexican flavors in one seasoning!|
In a large saute pan, put your olive oil and garlic and cook for a minute or so. The next part is the best/easiest part: dump in everything else except lime juice and toppings! Stir it up and bring to a boil uncovered. Once it's boiling, turn heat to medium, cover, and set timer for 20 minutes. THAT'S IT!
After 20 minutes uncover and squirt on some lime juice (I like a lot). Top however you like!
I primarily based this dish on this recipe but here are some other variations I came across:
5 ingredient Mexican quinoa
Mexican Quinoa Stew
Vegan Southwest Quinoa