Taco Quinoa Skillet

Taco Quinoa Skillet

I’ve been on a real quinoa kick lately! It’s such an easy and versatile base to many of my favorite lunches and dinners. This recipe is the perfect way to eat lighter and healthier when you’re craving tacos… Which I do at least once a week! 

Taco Quinoa Skillet

I cook my quinoa in the rice cooker, making it even easier of a dish to throw together! Check out my flavorful quinoa recipe here.

This recipe can be made with or without meat and is delicious either way. It’s filling but not heavy. Healthy yet still tasty!

Homemade Taco Quinoa SkilletTaco Quinoa Skillet Recipe

Taco Quinoa Skillet
Serves: 4

1 pound ground beef (omit if vegetarian/vegan)
1 small yellow onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons cumin
1 (4-ounce) can diced green chiles
1 (15-ounce) can black or pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 (14.5-ounce) can fire roasted tomatoes
1/4 cup salsa
Cooked quinoa (check out my recipe here)
Salt and pepper, to taste
Optional toppings: Sliced avocado, dairy-free shredded cheese


1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.

2. When the skillet is hot, add the olive oil and onion and cook for about 3 minutes, until it begins to soften.

3. Add in meat (if using) and minced garlic. Cook until meat is just cooked through, as the meat cooks break it up into crumbles.

4. Stir in the chili powder, cumin, and diced green chilis. Cook for about another minute.

4. Add in the beans, fire roasted tomatoes, salsa, and cooked quinoa. Stir until well combined. Let the mixture warm and come together.

5. Serve as is, in a tortilla, or over lettuce/spinach.


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36 thoughts on “Taco Quinoa Skillet

  1. I’ve always wondered how to make quinoa. I’m such a rice girl that when I attempted to make quinoa, it kind of fell apart and was just unflavored. Thanks for sharing this, I’ll have to try it soon!

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  2. This looks de-light-ful!!! I can’t wait to cook it up. And I applaud your brilliance in cooking quinoa in the rice cooker! Bravo, friend! 🙂 I couldn’t resist following that link. I’m new to quinoa and looking for ways to use it so thanks for the inspiration!

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