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Beefy Bacon Quinoa One-Pot

Beefy Bacon Quinoa One-Pot
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 6

This beautiful beefy one-pot has it all – bacon, quinoa, spinach and cheese – for flavor galore! ...MORE+ LESS-

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

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  • 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

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

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
350
Calories from Fat
150
% Daily Value
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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