I love a meal you can make for dinner and then have enough leftovers to enjoy for a lunch as well. It’s like making two meals in one. This spicy turkey bowl cooks up in less than ½ hour. It is delicious as a stand-alone meal or enjoyed later in a lettuce wrap. When you’re looking for a delicious healthy meal spicy turkey bowls are a perfect option! This spicy turkey bowl recipe can be easily doubled. Feeds two with leftovers. I doubled the recipe and will have enough for two more meals.
Spicy Turkey Bowl
8 oz ground turkey
½ cup canned black beans, rinsed
¼ of a red onion, chopped
1 cup chicken broth
½ cup dry quinoa
½ cup salsa
Cumin – 1 tsp
Chili powder – 1 tsp
1 Tbsp cilantro, chopped
1 Tbsp pepitas
In a skillet brown the ground turkey. When the turkey is cooked add the black beans, chopped red onion, chicken broth, dry quinoa, salsa, cumin and chili powder. Simmer the mixture until the quinoa is cooked through. I cooked the mixture for about 25 minutes covered and then turned off the heat and let it stand for about five minutes. Depending on the variety of salsa you use and what type of chili powder you use will determine how spicy this dish is.
When serving top with 1 Tbsp fresh cilantro and 1 Tbsp pepitas.
We enjoyed this spicy turkey bowl for dinner last night and I can’t wait to enjoy the leftovers in a lettuce wrap for lunch!
Have you cooked with quinoa before? One of my go to recipes is a sweet chili glazed chicken with quinoa pilaf. The quinoa is combined with scallions, garlic and cumin and cooked in chicken stock with added currants. It is so good. I love finding new ways to enjoy quinoa. What is your favorite way to enjoy quinoa? I’m always looking for new recipes!