This taco-bowl--style recipe will be a hit with both adults and children. The 10-minute sit time allows the cheese to melt into the quinoa, making this dish super decadent. If you cannot find Cheddar-Jack cheese, use Monterey Jack or sharp Cheddar. Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves, lime wedges and additional cheese, if desired. Source: Everyday Slow Cooker

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add the onions and bell pepper; cook, stirring often, until just tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the garlic, cumin, and chile powder; cook, stirring often, 1 minute. Stir together the onion mixture, black beans, tomatoes, water, corn, quinoa, and salt in a 6-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW until the quinoa is tender and the liquid is almost absorbed, 4 to 5 hours.

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  • Add the cilantro to the slow cooker, stirring gently to combine. Sprinkle the cheese over the quinoa mixture; cover and let stand until the cheese is melted, about 10 minutes. Divide the mixture among 6 bowls; top evenly with the avocado.

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Multicooker Directions: In Step 1, remove the lid of a 6-quart multicooker. Place the oil in the inner pot. Press SAUTÉ [Normal], and heat, swirling to coat the bottom of the pot. Add the onions, bell pepper, garlic, cumin, and chile powder; cook uncovered, stirring often, 1 minute. Stir in the black beans, tomatoes, water, corn, quinoa, and salt. Lock the lid; turn Pressure Valve to "Venting." Cook on SLOW COOK [Normal] until the quinoa is tender and the liquid is almost absorbed, about 5 hours. In Step 2, gently stir in the cilantro. Turn off the cooker. Sprinkle the cheese over the quinoa mixture; replace the lid, and let stand until the cheese melts, about 10 minutes. Finish Step 2.

Nutrition Facts

364 calories; 16 g total fat; 5 g saturated fat; 536 mg sodium. 44 g carbohydrates; 10 g fiber; 7 g sugar; 15 g protein;

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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2020
surprisingly hearty. my kids ate it up. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2019
easy and delicious! Read More