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One Pot Mexican Quinoa

Easy One Pot Mexican Quinoa

A flavorful One Pot Mexican Quinoa dish that's made with black beans, corn, bell peppers and more! Use it as a taco filling, scoop it up with tortilla chips, or enjoy it alone!
Course Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4


  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 medium diced red onion
  • 1 can fire roasted tomatoes no need to drain
  • 1 cup veggie broth
  • 1 can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 diced green pepper (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup fire roasted corn frozen
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro plus more for garnish
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 diced avocado optional


  • In a large sauté pan over medium heat, add enough oil (or water) for sautéing. Add in the onion and minced garlic. Stir frequently until fragrant. 
  • Next, add the veggie broth, quinoa, seasonings, black beans, and fire roasted tomatoes and mix.
  • Cover with a lid and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a low-medium temperature and let simmer. Stir frequently so that ingredients do not stick to the bottom.
  • Once nearly all of the liquid has been absorbed, add in the green peppers and corn. Stir to combine. Allow to warm through for about 5-6 minutes. When done, all liquid should gone.
  • Lastly, stir in the lime juice and chopped cilantro.
  • Garnish with additional chopped cilantro and avocado (optional). Enjoy!