People somewhere in the world have a name for something like this, I’m sure, but I call it: healthy ground beef and broccoli fried quinoa and it’s a super easy healthy dinner that you can meal prep for the week (you’ll need to double the recipe).
Healthy Ground Beef And Broccoli Fried Quinoa
Pretty much like the quinoa fired rice I made a while ago, but this is very far from vegetarian (sorry, my vegetarian and vegan friends!). It’s a healthy ground beef recipe that is gluten-free, super, super delicious and pretty easy to make. And you can actually make it in around 20-30 minutes.
How To Make Ground Beef And Broccoli Fried Quinoa
The very first thing you wanna start with is the ground beef. Listen, I know there are people out there who like rare and medium rare and raw, and I’m not one of them.
If that meat has blood in it, I feel like it goes MC Hammer on me and I can’t touch this. I can’t even go near it. Wow, I sounded like a rapper right there, didn’t I? I’m a cool mom. No, I’m a lit mom. I know cool isn’t cool anymore, I’m not old, you’re old. Wow, someone hasn’t had their coffee yet, can you tell?
Ground beef. You want to cook that one first in the skillet for a few minutes, until almost done.
Then add the garlic cloves…we love garlic over here. Even the little one likes it. Although, it’s a risky game with him. Sometimes he’ll eat garlic, sometimes he’ll spit it out and get mad.
A little after the garlic, add the chopped broccoli. You want to cook them, but not get them soggy like your grandma did. We evolved and now we know, broccoli can be eaten without being cooked until sterilization is achieved.
Then pour in the the Tamara sauce and add the carrot, spring onions and quinoa.
Lastly, you’ll add some spinach and cilantro…Well if you want to, these are optional, but I did like them here.
And then you serve it immediately and eat until you forget your problems at work and in your relationship(s). That’s the best way to deal with them. I’m obviously kidding, don’t use food as a therapist. You never know whether people will understand sarcasm when you’re writing. I hope you know I’m a good person, who hasn’t slept much in 3 years.
This recipe is very much gluten-free, just make sure you’re using tamari sauce or coconut aminos and not soy sauce. Or if you’re not eating gluten-free, add soy sauce, who cares, right? Nobody. Nobody cares!!!! The important thing is that you made dinner.
You can also use another grain here. For example a day-old rice aka newborn rice or millet or something else you like.
You can also use ground turkey and not beef if you don’t want to eat red meat all the time.
This ground beef and broccoli fried quinoa is an easy and healthy ground beef dinner recipe that is pretty similar to my quinoa fried rice, but not quite! It’s delicious, gluten-free, ready in under 30 minutes and a good meal prep recipe!
- 8 oz ground beef
- 1 cup broccoli florets, chopped
- 1 cup cooked quinoa
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 1/2 Tbsp tamari sauce
- 2 spring onions, chopped
- 1 carrot, chopped
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- some crushed red pepper
- 1 cup spinach, chopped
- 2 Tbsp cilantro, chopped
- In a large non-stick pan cook the beef for a few minutes at medium / medium-high until almost done. Cover with a lid if needed.
- Add olive oil, garlic and crushed red pepper (spicy and optional!) and sauté until fragrant.
- Stir in the broccoli and let cook for 2-3 minutes. Then add the soy sauce and stir in the carrots, spring onions and quinoa.
- Have a taste and adjust for salt if needed (you can add some more tamari sauce), cook while stirring for a few more minutes.
- Stir in the cilantro and
- spinach (if desired!) and turn the heat off.
- Serve immediately!