Have I ever told you I hate quinoa? Well I
do did. I thought I did.
Eating plain/cooked quinoa is not my favorite. I even cooked it like rice and used chicken broth and was not very impressed. It’s ok mixed in with salad, but the strong (dirt) flavor of the quinoa turned me off.
Until I tried this recipe. It looked so good on Pinterest from Damn Delicious. The photos were enticing. Then a friend of mine made it and I loved it. So much that I ran home to make a pressure cooker version of it!
This recipe has black beans, I used lentils because I did not have any black beans on hand, and I like the black beans better, but lentils worked just fine.
Canned or dried beans can be used, I will post the instructions for each in the recipe notes.
The quinoa aborbs the enchilada sauce, which is what takes the quinoa from bland to rad! Yes I used the word rad…a friend of mine uses it all the time and now I picked it up. What can I say, I’m impressionable.
While my daughter gave me a little grief on this one, I think the boys might like it, we will try it on them. I added some cooked chicken (I bulk cook chicken every Sunday for lunches, salads, and quick meals if we have a lot going on). And I have eaten some leftovers for lunch this week. I will be freezing the rest. it is a great recipe for lunches and bulk cooking.