Quinoa Taco Bowl

Quinoa is one of my favorite go to ingredient these days. It full of protein and very satisfying. Plus my toddler loves it, always a win. I used to turn my nose up at crock pot meals, but now as a busy mama, they can be a life saver! Quinoa is one of the ingredients that I think stands up well to a crock pot. This meal is also vegetarian, which makes it not only affordable, but a healthy option for Meatless Mondays! 

  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 bell pepper chopped 
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 cups dry quinoa
  • 1 can chicken broth
  • 1 can diced tomatoes 
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can corn
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 avacado sliced 

Put your oil, onion, pepper, garlic, quinoa,  broth, chili powder, cumin, salt/pepper, and both kinds of tomatoes in the slow cooker. Cook on high for 3 hours. Add your beans and corn. Adjust salt and pepper as needed.  Top with cheddar cheese and avacado. Enjoy!