Healthy eating can be delicious, colorful, full of flavor and easy to make. This Turkey Taco Quinoa Skillet is a perfect example of a flavorful, healthy, one pan meal that everyone in the family is sure to enjoy! It can be served as is, in tortillas for tacos or on top of your favorite greens like a taco salad. The skillet meal comes together in about 30 to 40 minutes making it a great weeknight dinner choice.
1/2 pound lean ground turkey (I use 99% lean)
1/2 of a yellow onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
4 ounce can diced green chiles
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Black pepper to taste
15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
14.5 ounce can diced fire roasted tomatoes
1/2 cup frozen corn
1/4 cup jarred salsa
1/2 cup rinsed quinoa
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Cilantro for garnish (optional)
-Spray a large skillet generously with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat.
-When the skillet is hot add in the diced onion and cook for about 2 minutes until it starts to soften.
-Add in the ground turkey and minced garlic and cook until the meat is almost cooked through, breaking it up into crumbles with a spoon as it cooks.
-Stir in all the spices and the diced green chiles, cooking for another minute.
-Add in the black beans, corn, fire roasted tomatoes, salsa and quinoa, stirring until everything is combined.
-When the mixture starts to bubble add in the water, cover the skillet with a lid and lower the heat to medium-low.
-Simmer for about 20-25 minutes or until the quinoa is cooked, it should still have a slight bite to it, but not be hard and crunchy.
-Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top and cover with the lid cooking until the cheese is melted.
-Serve as is, in tortillas for tacos, or on top of your favorite greens.
*Leftovers may be frozen for a later use.
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