A holiday reset is always a good idea and one that is easy, delicious and perfect for leftovers is the perfect solution. As I mentioned last week, I have been trying a ton of new recipes to find our favorite healthy meals that are easy to throw together before or after work and keep us feeling full. Since being pregnant, I have been a tad more conscious of what I’m putting in my body since it’s fueling my babies growth and this meal has turned into one of our favorites.
Mexican is a favorite flavor profile around here so I wanted to experiment with a quinoa dish in the Crock-Pot® slow cooker. Quinoa is a such a great grain to use in everything from salads to breakfast dishes and everything in between! My mom would always make a beef enchilada type dish for us growing up and I was hoping to create something tasting similar with a much healthier twist.
I subbed out the ground beef with lean ground Turkey and replaced the rice with quinoa. As a general rule, I never go too lean with the ground turkey. It can get really dry really quickly so I reccomend either the 85% or 93% but never the 99% lean.
Most of the ingredients are things we generally having laying around and are easy to keep on hand for a while without worrying about them going bad. You can top it with everything from avocado to hot sauce and still keep it lean! Hope this helps your weeknight menu a little easier and let me know how you enjoy it!
- 1 lb Lean Ground Turkey
- 2 Cups Uncooked Quinoa
- 1 Can Corn
- 1 Can Black Beans
- 1 Meduim Yellow Onion, chopped
- 2 Cloves Garlic, minced
- 1 Can Red Enchilada Sauce
- 1 Cup Chicken Broth
- 3 Tbsp Homemade Taco Seasoning
- 1 Tbsp Cumin
- 2 Tsp Coriander
- 1 Cup Mexican Cheese
- Mexican Cheese, Avocado and Salsa to top as desired!
- In a large skillet, cook ground turkey completely
- Add ground turkey and all ingredients except cheese into crockpot
- Cook on High for 2 1/2 hours
- Stir and add cheese in then recover
- Cook for 1/2 hour and then serve with desired toppings!
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