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This is a family favorite recipe. It is perfect for Meatless Monday or Taco Tuesday. Don’t be afraid of the Quinoa, this stuff is delicious! You will thank me later. Seriously.
1 cup cooked quinoa (makes about 3 cups)
1 can black beans (mostly drained)
1/4 sweet onion chopped or diced
1 garlic clove pressed
1 tsp cumin (or more to taste)
1 tsp chili powder (or more to taste)
1/2 cup frozen corn
Salt and Pepper
1 pack of hard or soft taco shells
1/2 tbsp Olive oil
1 bag of shredded cheese
Cook quinoa as directed. (I sub 1 cup chicken broth for 1 cup of the water). In a sauce pan sautee on medium low, the onion in the olive oil until translucent. Then add the garlic and sautee for 30 seconds to 1 minute. (It cooks fast) Add the can of black beans and stir. Add corn and stir. Next add the spices and stir. Finally add 2- 3 cups of the quinoa depending on how much mix you want. If you use three add about 1/4 tsp of the spices. Next squeeze 1/2 the lime on the mixture and stir until warmed through. Warm your taco shells according to the directions on the package. Spoon mixture into shells or on tortillas. Optional ymmy toppings : tomatoes, avocado, cheese, freshly sliced jalapenos and sour cream.