These quinoa, black bean & corn tacos are better than beef! You will never miss the meat in this easy dinner recipe!
I’m not vegetation but I like to try and do a few meals during the week with little or no meat. I feel this is healthy and good for your pocket book too! Meat can really add up. I am a big fan of quinoa dishes and have a few on the blog already! I love all the different ways you use it! It is so versatile.
I love these tacos! They are so flavorful. You will not even notice there is no meat in them. Seriously, I like these better than a ground beef taco! The lime juice, cilantro and avocado add the perfect touch. The quinoa gives it a great texture. I hope you try these tacos and let me know what you think!
Quinoa, Black Bean & Corn Tacos
Quinoa Tacos are healthy, easy and full of flavor. This meatless meal is a great dinner for a busy weeknight!
Author: Adell Goff
Recipe type: Dinner
- ½ cup quinoa
- 1 cup vegetable or chicken broth
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 small yellow onion or 1 cup chopped onion
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chiles
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
- ¼ teaspoon ground coriander
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained & rinsed
- juice of 1 lime
- ½ cup cilantro chopped
- TO SERVE:
- 8-10 corn/wheat blend tortillas
- shredded lettuce
- shredded cheese
- diced avocados
- salsa/hot sauce
- Cook the quinoa according to package directions using 1 cup chicken broth (or 1 tsp. chicken base + 1 cup water). Set aside.
- Heat the olive oil in a large non stick pan over medium-high heat. When it's hot, add the onions and sauté until tender. Add the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds more. Stir in the diced tomatoes, cooked quinoa, chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, coriander and salt and pepper.
- Stir in the corn & black beans. Cook until heated through.
- Mix in the lime juice and chopped cilantro just before serving.
- Heat the tortillas, spoon mixture down the center & serve with desired toppings & additional chopped cilantro.
I used a corn/wheat blend corn tortilla and it was really yummy! You can use corn or regular tortillas, just whatever you prefer. If you can't find smoked paprika, you can use regular. The smoked adds a unique flavor! Also, I only added 1 can of black beans but if you are feeding a large family, you could add more corn/black beans to make it go further. I used original diced tomatoes w/green chiles and it was pretty spicy. If you don't want them too spicy, use mild diced tomatoes. Leftovers are great with tortilla chips and eaten like a dip.
Recipe Source: adapted from Cooking Classy