Weekend Recipes: Quinoa & Asian Beef


Another quinoa recipe for this weekend, the least healthy out of the three, but the one that packs the most flavor.

What You Need

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups of beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 pound 90/10 ground beef
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (more for a spicy flavor)
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup green peppers

How To Make It

Place the quinoa in a small pot and cover with beef broth. Bring to a full boil, then reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and let cook for 15 minutes.

While the quinoa cooks, heat the oil in a pan. Cook the garlic, ginger, and green pepper for about 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the ground beef and brown completely. Drain the fat. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, and red pepper flakes Add the soy sauce mixture to the ground beef and let cook for 3-5 minutes to allow the flavors to set. Once the quinoa is done, take off the heat and fluff with a fork. Serve beef over quinoa, top with green onion.

Nutritional Value

This recipe yields about 5 servings and has approximately 320 calories, 19 grams of fat, 26 carbohydrates, and 30 grams of protein in each.