Love tacos but on a budget? Maybe meatless meals are your jam? Say hello to Chipotle-Lime Quinoa Taco Meat for kids, vegans, and Trim Healthy Mamas alike! A complete protein, quinoa easily stands in for ground beef in a pinch, especially when laden with your favorite toppings (cheese, sour cream, & black beans, anyone?) and enjoyed in Mexican-inspired dishes like taco salad or stuffed peppers!
Whether cooked quinoa is cold or still hot, simply mix it together with the water, spices, and lime juice until well combined.
If seasoned quinoa is cold, simply add it to a saucepan along with a small amount of water. Heat over low to medium heat until warmed through. Watch carefully and stir frequently to prevent sticking or burning.
To reheat frozen quinoa, follow the same instructions for chilled quinoa, above.
*I follow this method for soaking and cooking quinoa in my Instant Pot. It's easy and works perfectly every time!