Cheesy beef and quinoa taco bake starts with ground beef, bell pepper, and onions. Toss in some spices, a little enchilada sauce, and quinoa. Cover with cheese and finish in the oven for a quick weeknight meal.
Ugh. Back to school, time is here, people.
Gone are the days of last minute take out orders because the kids were playing outside until the sun went down.
It is time to get back to a schedule for most parents out there.
Let me make at least one weeknight dinner a bit easier for you with this no brainer, one skillet dish.
Taco Tuesday is our family jam!
I love tacos any day of the week to be honest, but I like to switch up the vehicle in which taco toppings enter my face.
It keeps things interesting.
One pan or skillet (whichever you prefer) cheesy beef and quinoa taco bake cooks up in about 30 minutes.
Start off with sautéing beef, onion , and red bell pepper in an oven safe skillet. Mix in some chili powder, cayenne, cumin, salt, pepper, and garlic.
Add the quinoa to the pan, mix and toast it all up!
Mix in the red enchilada sauce and water. You could even use green enchilada sauce if you wanted.
Want more protein? Add some beans. Want a vegetarian friendly option? Use ground soyrizo instead of ground beef.
After the quinoa simmers away for about 10 minutes, remove from heat, cover with cheese, and bake in the oven until the cheese melts, the quinoa is fully cooked, and the edges get nice and crispy.
I love a quick and tasty dish like this any night of the week.
One dinner down, now all that is left to do is maybe get around to ordering school supplies.
Add in black beans for extra protein or use soyrizo instead for a meatless version. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Add in black beans for extra protein or use soyrizo instead for a meatless version.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.