Sunday Crockpot Day!! I had a lazy morning followed by a busy afternoon and evening.. Hello Crockpot! I have never done Quinoa in the crockpot before, but this turned out fantastic! And the extra veggies makes it super healthy!
I start with 1 cup dry quinoa in the bottom of the crock pot. I then but 1lb of raw ground turkey on top. You could easily replace this with soy crumbles or omit it all together to make this Vegan. I then added cubed raw butternut squash. Butternut squash is a little easier than spaghetti squash, it has hardly any insides to scrape out. I simply chop off the ends, stand it up and peel it down the sides.
I then added 1 can of black beans – DRAINED AND RINSED, 1 can of diced tomatoes with jalapenos – UN-DRAINED, 1 can white corn – UN-DRAINED, 1/2 bag of frozen diced onions, 1/2 bag of frozen diced green peppers. You could do these fresh as well, I just always have the frozen ones on hand, saves time and money. I then topped the whole thing with my taco seasoning: Garlic, Salt, Pepper, Chili Powder, LOTS of Cumin, Paprika, Small Red Cayenne Pepper, and Tajin. I then poured 2 cups of water over the top, closed the lid and cooked it on high for around 5 hours.
It was perfection!!!
- 1 cup dried quiona
- 1 lb ground turkey or vegetable protein (optional)
- 1/2 butternut squash roughly chopped
- 1 can drained black beans, rinsed well
- 1 can corn with liquid
- 1 can diced tomatoes with jalapenos with liquid
- 1 cup frozen diced onions or fresh diced onions
- 1 cup frozen diced green peppers or fresh diced green peppers
- taco seasoning packet or the mix listed above – go nuts! its always going to be good!
- 2 cups of water
Add chips and any other toppings you like, put it on a salad, wrap it in a tortilla, freeze it for later!!! Its a hearty and healthy dish. ENJOY!
What are your healthy crockpot go to recipes?? I would love to try them!!
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