April 30, 2012

Quinoa Fajita Burritos

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*See the updated recipe here!*

I've been trying to find more ways to incorporate quinoa into our diet since it's such a nutrient-packed food and awesome protein. So one of my first thoughts was... why not stuff it in a burrito? That always makes things good, right? Combine that with my love for fajitas and *poof* the quinoa fajita burrito was born! I only wish I had taken better pictures to do it justice - hopefully next time I can better capture them.

Ingredients
1 cup quinoa, rinsed
1 onion
2 bell peppers
15 oz. can pinto or black beans, rinsed and drained
4-5 tortillas
Taco seasoning
Shredded cheese
Salsa

Directions
Cook the quinoa according to package directions.
Meanwhile, thinly slice onion and bell pepper.
Saute onion and pepper with 2 tsp. taco seasoning and salt over med-high heat for 7-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
When quinoa finishes cooking, turn off heat, add beans and 1 Tbsp. taco seasoning (more to taste) and combine.
Assemble the burritos: spoon quinoa/bean mixture, onion/pepper, cheese, and salsa onto tortillas. Roll up, tucking in one or both sides.

If you like a crispier tortilla or grilled burrito, toss it on a grill pan for a few minutes on each side before serving. We love this!

To freeze: tightly wrap burritos individually in foil and freeze for up to 2-3 weeks.
To reheat: place in a 400 degree oven for 20-25 minutes or until heated through. (Haven't tried microwaving, but that would work as well.)

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7 comments:

  1. I just made cheesy quinoa & veggie burritos last week and they were amazing. What a great way to sneak some fiber in! In case you want to check it out...
    http://aroundthetableri.blogspot.com/2012/04/cheesy-veggie-quinoa-burrittos.html

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  2. This recipe looks really great. I can't wait to see more of your posts!

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  3. I'm going to admit something to you: I've never had quinoa! WHAT?!? Yes...it's true! This would be a good one to sneak in for dinner - wonder if any of the boys would notice? ;)

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    1. You should try it! A very unique food and so good and healthy for you! We really like the quinoa stuffed peppers recipe from Vegetarian Times I have posted as well.

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  4. I weaned both my children with quinoa. It is an excellent cereal. I love this recipe, very inventive!

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    1. Thanks Alida! And I will definitely keep that in mind - my husband and I are expecting our first child in a couple months :)

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  5. Hi Kaitlin! Thanks for your nice comment on my blog and great to meet you! I am always trying to stuff more quinoa into our diets too, so this one will be going in the menu queue for sure. Thanks for sharing such an awesome recipe!

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