Quinoa Tacos

I had posted a while back about a quinoa taco salad that I made up to eat while all of my friends were eating taco rice.  I wanted to hit up the quinoa again this week, and I also wanted tacos…so I made Quinoa Tacos with a side of homemade avocado hummus!

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Quinoa Tacos

0.5lb 95% Lean ground beef

1.5c cooked quinoa

1 packet of taco seasoning (or your own blend: cumin, chili powder, roasted red pepper flakes)

3/4 c water

Toppings of your choice (I chose: mozzarella, spinach, tomatoes, red peppers, cilantro and taco sauce)


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Brown up the beef and drain any grease that is in the pan, cook the quinoa at the same time (bring to a boil and let simmer until water is gone- about 10 minutes).  Add the taco seasoning and water to the beef.

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Add 1.5c of quinoa to the beef and season mixture.  Stir it up and let it simmer for about 4 minutes

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I chose to have my tortilla on the side and I used this brand (it is the only wheat tortillas they have available here).

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I added all of my preferred toppings, about 1.5 Tbsp of my homemade avocado hummus, and the torn up tortilla!  I like to use a lot of toppings to increase the volume and to get as many flavors going as possible!

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There you have it, easy quinoa tacos!  Lots of flavor, very filling, very tasty and quick to prepare!  I like the last detail since I am usually cooking up three separate dinners every night…but, more on that later!


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