Speedy Mexican Black Beans and Quinoa

Speedy Mexican Black Beans and Quinoa

A super-speedy simple supper the whole family will love. Full of Mexican flavor, but not too spicy. The ingredients are great to keep on hand in the pantry so you can whip this up on those busy nights.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Bring 4 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in quinoa and 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until water is absorbed and quinoa is tender, 20 to 25 minutes.
  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, combine remaining 1 1/2 cups water and 1 teaspoon bouillon with black beans, diced tomatoes, cumin, coriander, garlic powder, and pepper in another medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cover. Simmer until quinoa is ready.
  3. Step 3

    Remove quinoa from heat and let sit for 5 minutes. Spoon the quinoa into bowls. Top with the seasoned beans and Monterey Jack cheese.