Quick & Easy Quinoa Taco Soup

 This Quick & Easy Quinoa Taco Soup comes together in under 30 minutes and combines all your favorite taco flavors with good-for-you quinoa! A hearty, flavorful, delicious meal that’s perfect for busy nights!

 This Quick & Easy Quinoa Taco Soup comes together in under 30 minutes and combines all your favorite taco flavors with good-for-you quinoa! A hearty, flavorful, delicious meal that's perfect for busy nights!

 I had the BEST experience the other day. I got to go and talk about blogging to a group of 7th graders….who all have BLOGS!!! My brother in law is principal at a middle school, and one of their English classes has a blogging component….so he and the teacher put the pieces together and invited me to come speak to the class! And I’m SO glad they did.

 This Quick & Easy Quinoa Taco Soup comes together in under 30 minutes and combines all your favorite taco flavors with good-for-you quinoa! A hearty, flavorful, delicious meal that's perfect for busy nights!

 Not only did I get to spend 45 minutes talking about something I love and sharing my passion with a captive audience, but I got to feel like an expert for the first time in a long time. And…I got to be back in the classroom for the first time since my teaching days!

 This Quick & Easy Quinoa Taco Soup comes together in under 30 minutes and combines all your favorite taco flavors with good-for-you quinoa! A hearty, flavorful, delicious meal that's perfect for busy nights!

Part of what I loved about it? I knew exactly what to say, without ever prepping a thing. Unless, of course, you count the Lemon Bar Muddy Buddies I made to share with the class. To be honest, they shouldn’t have taken nearly as much time as they did, since they’re one of my own {easy} recipes! But. The first batch I made was TERRIBLE! So terrible that I actually had to revise the recipe and remake them!

 This Quick & Easy Quinoa Taco Soup comes together in under 30 minutes and combines all your favorite taco flavors with good-for-you quinoa! A hearty, flavorful, delicious meal that's perfect for busy nights!

 I always knew it was a tricky recipe…albeit one that I loved. Sometimes recipes are just like that. They take a while to get *just right*. (Luckily, in the end, I figured out exactly what to do to fix them….and now, they’re 7th grader approved.) And luckily, not all recipes are like that! Some just work. The very first time you try them.

 This Quick & Easy Quinoa Taco Soup comes together in under 30 minutes and combines all your favorite taco flavors with good-for-you quinoa! A hearty, flavorful, delicious meal that's perfect for busy nights!

 This Quinoa Taco Soup is one of those recipes – one of the ones that just worked, on the very first try. It’s based on a taco soup recipe my sister shared with me a while back….so I guessed it would be delicious, but I had no idea just how much we would all love it. Or how well the quinoa would complement the rest of the ingredients!

 This Quick & Easy Quinoa Taco Soup comes together in under 30 minutes and combines all your favorite taco flavors with good-for-you quinoa! A hearty, flavorful, delicious meal that's perfect for busy nights!

 The best part of this recipe, aside from the delicious flavor, is how incredibly EASY it is to make. It’s literally a matter of opening cans, measuring quinoa, and turning on the heat. Done and done. Delicious every time….and you know what? I feel confident that the 7th graders would approve this one, too.

Quick & Easy Quinoa Taco Soup
 
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Serves: 15 cups
Ingredients
  • 2 (14.5 oz.) cans chicken broth
  • 1 (15 oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15 oz.) can pinto beans, undrained
  • 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, undrained
  • 1 (15 oz.) can refried beans
  • 1 (15 oz.) can sweet corn, undrained
  • 1 (8 oz.) can diced green chiles
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 1 c. uncooked quinoa
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large soup pot; stir.
  2. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to simmer and cover.
  3. Simmer 20-30 minutes or until quinoa is cooked.
  4. *Quinoa will expand during cooking and is soft and translucent when cooked through.

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Comments

  1. says

    I am so into new soup ideas and how cool that you used quinoa! I normally just have it as a quick salad idea and haven’t thought about using it in soup. Thanks for the weeknight healthy and tasty dinner idea!!

  2. says

    What a fun experience, that’s great! I think it’s wonderful when you have an opportunity to talk and share about what you love the most! So fun! This recipe sounds wonderful – I’m pinning! I love love love quinoa! and SOUP!

  3. says

    How cool that they are teaching blogging. How awesome that you got to go and talk to them. I am sure they thought you were the coolest. This soup looks perfect on this frigid day here in Cincinnati. I need a big old bowl right now.

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