With a large family, I love these one skillet dishes where, for at least 15 minutes, I can 'set it and forget it!' And the kids love it! Serve it for Cinco de Mayo or any night of the week!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute jalapeno pepper and garlic in hot oil until fragrant, about 1 minute.

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  • Stir black beans, tomatoes, yellow corn, quinoa, and chicken broth into skillet; season with red pepper flakes, chili powder, cumin, salt, and black pepper. Bring to a boil, cover the skillet with a lid, reduce heat to low, and simmer until quinoa is tender and liquid is mostly absorbed, about 20 minutes. Stir avocado, lime juice, and cilantro into quinoa until combined.

Cook's Notes:

For a little more heat, stir in 1 tablespoon of Sriracha sauce. For a vegetarian dish, use vegetable stock instead of chicken.

Nutrition Facts

450 calories; protein 16.5g 33% DV; carbohydrates 67.1g 22% DV; fat 14.9g 23% DV; cholesterol 1.5mg 1% DV; sodium 1098.5mg 44% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2015
Wow this was easy and delicious! I planned extra time to make it since it was a first, but I was blown away at how quickly it was prepared and cooked. I sautéed some shrimp with lime and garlic and added them on top which was the perfect addition. This will be a regular meal in my house! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/15/2015
This was too spicy. 1 TB of hot pepper flakes was a bit too much. I'd cut it down to about half that next time. Read More
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  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2015
Wow this was easy and delicious! I planned extra time to make it since it was a first, but I was blown away at how quickly it was prepared and cooked. I sautéed some shrimp with lime and garlic and added them on top which was the perfect addition. This will be a regular meal in my house! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/03/2015
Very yummy and easy to make tho beware of the spice factor. I love spicy food but as soon as I saw the number and amount of peppers and chili powder I knew to go easy on it. I used diced tomatoes with green chiles (no jalapeno), 1 tsp chili flakes, and 1/2 tsp chili powder. My quinoa turned out delicious and still quite spicy but perfect for my tastebuds. Love this and will make it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2016
Absolutely love this, have made several times. We leave out some of the heat (do mild green chiles instead) and add frozen organic kale and frozen organic cubed sweet potato (I'm sure you could do fresh too but we keep it easy!) for even more flavor and nutrition. Excellent recipe and not difficult at all. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2016
This was so good easy and flavorful! I added 2 breasts of chicken and chopped then and cooked them in the skillet before adding the quinoa and other ingredients. I made this for a little pot luck and everyone loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2015
This was a fast, easy and delish recipe. I add shrimp the last 10 minutes and we had a complete meal. This one is def a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2015
I am not an avid cook, but this is something that's easy to make, impresses people, and lets you experiment! I've tried varying level of heat, threw in random spices to substitute, and added chorizo, limey chicken, etc.. This has become a staple of my household and will continue to be one. Love it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2016
Super easy to make - I used 1 tsp red pepper flakes instead of a Tablespoon - I also used a can of Rotel regular in place of the tomatoes and jalapenos because I did not have a jalapeno on hand and the Rotel has them w/the tomatoes in one can. Almost the exact recipe and it was delish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2016
My 8, 6, and 2 year old loved it. Quick and super easy weeknight dinner. Served with a side of corn chips. Substituted pack of low sodium taco seasoning for jalapeño and hot pepper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2016
Way too spicy (even though I added less chili powder and no jalapeno) and yet even my 5 year old made it through when I topped it with sour cream and cheese and let him use it as 'dip.' We drank lots of water to get it down and will definitely make again but with a bit less spice.:) Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! Quinoa has been so boring to me up to now. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/15/2015
This was too spicy. 1 TB of hot pepper flakes was a bit too much. I'd cut it down to about half that next time. Read More
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