Southwestern Turkey Quinoa Skillet
A healthy easy meal with delicious Southwestern flavors and on your plate in less than 30 minutes. The perfect meal for busy weeknights!
This week marks my first full week on summer vacation. I’ve pretty much been relaxing, not doing much of anything, all weekend long… basically, just recovering from the school year. 😉 But now it’s time to start the summer to-do lists… I have BIG plans to get my house organized and deep cleaned, get the blog organized and have a little fun, too.
Even though the kids are out of school and I’m off from work, they still have so many activities during the day; like horse lessons, gymnastics and swimming. So I’m still always on the lookout for quick and easy weeknight meals. Kids or no kids, there are just times when you don’t want to be in the kitchen all night.
This Southwestern Turkey Quinoa Skillet was a big hit with the fam! We love our Mexican food, here in the Lee household, and the Mexican flavors in this dish are awesome. I honestly think we could eat Mexican food night after night and never get tired of it! Serve this Southwestern Skillet in a bowl topped with avocado and black olives, rolled up in a corn tortilla with salsa or as a salad topping.
- 1 lb. lean ground turkey or chicken
- 1/2 onion finely chopped
- 1 red or green bell pepper finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes, with liquid
- 1 cup frozen corn or drained canned corn
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup quinoa dried
- 1 tablespoon garlic salt
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- salt and pepper to taste
- Spray a large skillet with cooking spray, and heat over medium-high heat. Add turkey, onion and bell pepper. Cook until meat is mostly cooked through. Stir in garlic, and cook two minutes longer.
- Add beans, tomatoes, corn and water; bring to a boil. Stir in quinoa and seasonings; reduce heat to medium-low and cover. Simmer for 20-25 minutes and until most of the liquid is absorbed. Serve with desired toppings in a bowl or try serving in a tortilla, taco-style, or with lettuce for a taco salad.
Something to think about….
Are you as big of a Mexican food fan as my family?
What’s your favorite quick and easy meal?
Are your summers pretty relaxing or just as busy as any other time of the year?
Hope your week is off to a great start!