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Beefy Bacon Quinoa One-Pot

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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 flavor galore!
Updated Aug 11, 2017

Ingredients

  • 3 slices thick-cut bacon, chopped
  • 1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 2 cups thinly sliced onion
  • 1 cup uncooked white quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups Progresso™ beef flavored broth (from 32-oz carton)
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese (4 oz)

Steps

  • 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

  • tip 1
    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.
  • tip 2
    Toasting the quinoa really enhances its natural flavor and adds depth to the dish.

Nutrition Information

350 Calories, 17g Total Fat, 26g Protein, 24g Total Carbohydrate, 4g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
350
Calories from Fat
150
Total Fat
17g
25%
Saturated Fat
7g
35%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
65mg
21%
Sodium
860mg
36%
Potassium
510mg
14%
Total Carbohydrate
24g
8%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
4g
Protein
26g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
40%
40%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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