Cheeseburger Quinoa Recipe - Food Fanatic

Cheeseburger Quinoa Recipe

    4 Servings


  • 2 teaspoons Olive Oil
  • 1/2 pound Lean Ground Beef, 93%
  • 1/2 cup Onion, diced
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic, minced
  • 1 cup Low-Sodium Beef Broth, plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1 14.5 ounce can Petite Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon Tomato Paste
  • 1/2 tablespoon Prepared Yellow Mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • pinch of Black Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Quinoa
  • 3/4 cup Reduced Fat Shredded Cheddar Cheese, 3 ounces
  • 1/4 cup Dill Pickles, plus additional for garnish


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large, high sided pan on medium/high heat. Add in the beef, onion and garlic. Cook, breaking up the beef, until full cooked and no longer pink, about 5-7 minutes
  2. Add in the broth, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, mustard, salt and pepper and stir until well mixed. Then, stir in the quinoa until well mixed.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil. Once boiling, cover the pan, turn to heat to low and cook until the quinoa absorbs the water and is creamy, about 1 hour.
  4. Once cooked, stir in the cheese and pickles.
  5. Garnish with extra pickles, if desired and DEVOUR
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