Since I’m currently 36 weeks + 3 days pregnant I’m in major nesting mode between cleaning, organizing and cooking I’m trying to do everything I can to get ready for baby. This includes some make ahead meals. Now I certainly do not intend for these to last another month, but it does means I will be testing recipes that are quick, easy and can be made ahead prior to baby’s arrival. It also means finding very simple recipes that my hubby can easily re-produce while I’m in resting, healing and taking care of baby mode.
So in an attempt to find a few more creative ideas I went to Pinterest and found a really tasty looking mexican quinoa crockpot recipe and thought I would give it a try. I stumbled across this really fantastic blog, Chelsea’s Messy Apron. I wanted to give her tacos a try but of course add my own spin on them but it was a great base and thought starter for me. She also has beautiful food pics which I always appreciate!
Super easy just throw everything in the crockpot. PRep time is minimal and really easy.
- 1 1/2 cups quinoa
- 1 cup vegetable stock
- 1 cup water
- 2 tomatoes diced
- 1 can organic corn
- 1 tbsp Spiceologist Chili Margarita Lime Seasoning
- 1 tsp avocado oil
- 1 tbsp taco seasoning
- 2 tbsp sriracha
- 1/2 can enchilada sauce
- 1 chopped jalapeno pepper (with seeds removed to take out the spice)
- 1 fresh squeezed lime (1/2 for crockpot mixture and 1/2 for garnish when serving)
- In a large crockpot add the all the ingredients above. Make sure to rinse the beans, corn and quinoa prior to adding to the crockpot.
- Stir. Cover and cook on high for 2.5 – 3 hours. Make sure to check this as all crockpots cook at different speed and temps. You may want to add more time if needed.
- When quinoa is fully cooked serve on tortillas or alone. I made paleo tortillas the other day and they are a huge hit with my hubby and I so we will probably use these rather than buying tortillas. Link to the recipe here
- Lasty, garnish with your favorite toppings. I love garnishing with avocado and fresh squeezed lime.