Smoky Chipotle Quinoa, Black Beans, and Corn
By :Meals in a Jar Cookbook by Pamela Ellgen
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Technically, quinoa isn’t a grain at all; it’s a seed. But who really cares? The ancient South American staple is loaded with complex carbs and protein. Coupled with black beans and corn, it makes a complete, plant-based meal. Jar size: 4 cups
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Rating: 4
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
6 Servings
Ingredients
Dry ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon ground chipotle powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons dried onion
  • 1 teaspoon dried garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Mexican oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 cups quick-cooking quinoa
  • 1 cup dehydrated black beans
  • 1/2 cup dried corn
For cooking and serving
  • 4 cups vegetable broth or water
  • roughly chopped fresh cilantro to serve
  • lime juice to serve
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
6 Servings
Ingredients
Dry ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon ground chipotle powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons dried onion
  • 1 teaspoon dried garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Mexican oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 cups quick-cooking quinoa
  • 1 cup dehydrated black beans
  • 1/2 cup dried corn
For cooking and serving
  • 4 cups vegetable broth or water
  • roughly chopped fresh cilantro to serve
  • lime juice to serve
Votes: 1
Rating: 4
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Instructions
Preparation:
  1. Layer the dry ingredients in the jar in the order listed.
To Cook:
  1. Place all of the jarred ingredients into the Instant Pot. Add 4 cups of broth or water. Stir to mix. Cover with the lid and ensure the vent is in the “Sealed” position. Pressure Cook on High for 5 minutes. Allow the steam pressure to release naturally for 5 minutes, then release any remaining pressure manually.
To Serve:
  1. Garnish with fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice.
Recipe Notes

Ingredient Tip: Make sure to use precooked, dehydrated black beans. They should not be confused with dry black beans, which require a much longer cooking time.

3 replies
  1. Jonsund
    Jonsund says:

    I did not have the correct black beans and used dry black beans instead. Lacked any kind of corn so I had to leave it out. Cooked it for an extended period to compensate for the beans which may have over cooked the Quinoa. Tasted good and would make again hopefully with the correct ingrediants.

  2. dshelhorn
    dshelhorn says:

    I am confused. Recipe calls for 1ea 4 cup jar and dry ingredients equals about 4 cups along with 4 cups liquid. Does the stock go into the pan and rehydrate the dried ingredients in the jar?

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