Tuesday, September 9, 2014

mmmmm, southwest quinoa

quinoa is my favorite grain. i love trying new ways to enjoy it. this recipe takes no more than 30 minutes and is a crowd pleaser for the whole family. done!

southwest quinoa

1 cup quinoa

1 1/2 cups beef stock

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 can southwest style corn, drained

1 green bell pepper, diced

1 red bell pepper, diced

1 cup chopped onion

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon garlic powder

3-4 small sirloin steaks

steak seasoning

rinse quinoa well with water. (fyi...if the quinoa is not rinsed, it will have a bitter taste.) combine the rinsed quinoa and beef broth in a saucepan. bring to a boil. reduce heat, cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes until the broth is absorbed. remove from the heat and allow to sit for five minutes.

while the quinoa is cooking, prepare the steaks. i like to use wild tree products and one of my favorites is rancher's steak rub. it is perfect to shake on steaks and then grill. grill the steaks to your liking and set aside.

in a large skillet, sauté the bell peppers and onions in the olive oil for about 5-10 minutes until the onions are translucent. corn, beans, cumin, garlic powder and chili powder and mix well. heat until corn and beans are heated through.

add the vegetables and beans to the finished quinoa and mix well. top with the sliced steaks.


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