Monday, March 27, 2017

Slow Cooker Mexican Chili


I love Mexican food. Ooey, gooey cheese, beans, and spices. They rock my world.

I threw this together over the weekend in my slow cooker and promptly forgot about it until dinner time. I knew I was going to be busy all day so it was a perfect choice.

This was adapted from Well Plated Mexican Casserole

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 10-oz cans of enchilada sauce
  • 1 15-oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15-oz can diced tomatoes, not drained
  • 1 cup corn, fresh or frozen
  • 1 small red pepper, diced
  • 1 small orange pepper, diced
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions:

  1. Cook the turkey and onion in a skillet until no longer pink. Transfer to the slow cooker.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients, except for the cheese and stir to combine. Cook on low for 5 to 6 hours until the quinoa is tender.
  3. Remove the lid, stir and taste to adjust seasonings. Stir in 1/2 cup of the cheddar cheese and then sprinkle the remaining cheese on top. Cover and wait about 10 minutes until the cheese is melted.

I topped our with scallions but you could also do fresh salsa, cilantro, sour cream or greek yogurt.

You could also roll some of this up in a tortilla!

Enjoy!

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