You can’t go wrong with this simple one-pot cheesy Mexican Beef Skillet with quinoa added for an extra dose of nutrition!
I’m starting to become a BIG fan of one-pot meals. As a food blogger (and having a family of 5) I go through so many dishes it’s ridiculous. I’m so glad I discovered this time-saver and a little embarrassed it took me this long. Oh well, better late than never. The only downside is that my kids are hit or miss when it comes to “combined” meals. They would much rather eat the meat, tomatoes, beans, corn and cheese each separately. Is this just my kids or do most kids don’t like food mixed together?? I’m assuming they’ll grow out of it, if not they will be eating a lot of fresh fruit and roasted vegetables for meals (I typically serve both along with the main entree for dinner).
I have noticed that if I decrease the taco seasoning in Mexican dishes my kids are much more likely to eat it so of course feel free to change the amount of seasoning to meet your family’s preferences. Also serving this meal with tortilla chips helps since it becomes a dip, and what child doesn’t like to dip their food?
This dish is full of protein not only from the beef, but also the cheese, black beans and quinoa. Protein is not just for body builders it’s important for anyone wanting to maintain muscle mass and maintain a healthy body weight. And like I’ve mentioned in the past, the best way to optimize the protein you eat is consume about the same amount of protein for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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