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Beefy Bacon Quinoa One-Pot

beefy bacon quinoa one-pot Entree
Beefy Bacon Quinoa One-Pot
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 6
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This beautiful beefy one-pot has it all – bacon, quinoa, spinach and cheese – for flavour galore! Recipe by Tablespoon.com. ...MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

3 slices thick-cut bacon, chopped
1 lb (500 g) lean ground beef
2 cups thinly sliced onion
1 cup uncooked white quinoa, rinsed and drained
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups beef broth
4 cups fresh baby spinach
1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Steps

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  • 1
    In 5-quart Dutch oven, cook bacon over medium heat 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp. Using slotted spoon, transfer to small bowl.
  • 2
    Increase heat to medium-high. Add beef and onions to bacon drippings in Dutch oven; cook 9 to 11 minutes, stirring frequently, until beef is browned and onion is softened. Drain; transfer to medium bowl.
  • 3
    Return Dutch oven to medium heat. Add quinoa and salt; cook over medium heat 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until fragrant. Slowly stir in broth. Stir in beef mixture. Heat to simmering over high heat, stirring occasionally. Cover; reduce heat to medium-low. Cook 23 to 27 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and quinoa is tender. Stir in spinach.
  • 4
    Remove from heat; top with cheese and bacon.

Expert Tips

  • Sometimes the quality of your bacon isn’t super important, but for this recipe, the bacon really shines. For best results, opt for the highest quality bacon you can find.
  • Toasting the quinoa really enhances its natural flavour and adds depth to the dish.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 6 servings
Calories
350
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17
Saturated Fat
7
Trans Fat
0.5
Cholesterol
65
Sodium
860
Dietary Fiber
3
Protein
26
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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