Bella Vida by Letty

Crockpot Slow Cooker Mexican Quinoa Recipe

mexican quinoa recipe

I’m making a big effort to eat healthier and one of the things I’m doing is eliminating foods with little nutritional value like white rice and white bread. It’s been fun expanding my horizon and discovering new foods to eat. One popular super food to try is quinoa. Quinoa is a grain that comes in a variety of colors originating in the Andes and is super healthy. It’s gluten free, high in fiber and iron. Quinoa is also complete protein containing all nine essential amino acids. That should give you enough reasons to try it.

I also love using my slow cooker because it’s such an easy way to make healthy meals.

This recipe is very flavorful and not spicy. If you love Mexican food this might become one of your favorites. It’s so easy to make.  I enjoy cooking with my slow cooker. It even has a mix setting, which I used for this recipe.

 

Ingredients

 

1 ½ cups tri colored quinoa

½ red pepper

½ green pepper

½ yellow pepper

1 sweet onion

1 can green enchilada sauce

2 ½ cups chicken broth

2 tablespoons adobo

1 bag frozen roasted corn black bean fiesta vegetable mix

cilantro

 

Steps

Spray the crock-pot with cooking oil for easy clean up.

Add quinoa.

Add green enchilada sauce

Add peppers and onion.

Add corn and black bean vegetable mix.

Season with adobo.

Add the chicken broth.

Cook for 2 ½ hours on high. Some slow cookers are different and might need to cook for 3 hours.

 

Garnish with shredded cheese and enjoy!

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