Messy but tasty! This easy throw together lunch or dinner is always a hit. Try this for your next Taco Tuesday...
500g lean mince beef
Brown onion, chopped
Half a can of chopped tomatoes
2 teaspoon of chilli powder
3/4 teaspoon of cumin
1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon of onion powder
1/2 teaspoon of paprika (smoked paprika if possible)
1/4 teaspoon of pepper
Note: if you don't have many of these ingredients or can't find them all... a packet taco seasoning will also do the trick!
1/2 cup of quinoa (per two people)
Cherry tomatoes, chopped
Handful of spinach, chopped
Avocado, mashed with sprinkle of smoked paprika, salt pepper and lemon juice.
If you like a little more heat, jalapeños on top is a great addition.
Sauté onion in a little bit of oil for a few minutes. Add mince beef, break up and cook until brown. Add seasoning mix and half tomato can, plus 1/3 cup of water. Stir through. Simmer at least for 5 minutes, for best results simmer covered for at least 30 minutes to soften mince. Mince is ready to serve once reduced.
Option also to use slow cooker (2 hours) or pressure cooker (30 minutes)
Rinse quinoa before using to remove bitterness.
Use double to amount of water and add together into a pot.
Bring to boil, lower heat and cover for 12-15 minutes. Timing is for tri-quinoa, plain white quinoa may cook faster. Keep an eye on quinoa as you may need to add more water.
Rest for 5 minutes, after fluff with fork.
Layer spinach, quinoa then all your toppings... Enjoy!