This easy, one-pot, vegan-friendly quinoa and black beans recipe is sure to satisfy anyone who loves bold flavor! Nutrient-rich grains, vegetables, and beans make for a hearty meal topped with sour cream and avocado, or side to your favorite Mexican dish.
In a large pot, sauté the onion and bell pepper in olive oil (1 tablespoon) over medium-high heat until browned (approximately 5 minutes).
Add garlic; saute for one minute.
Add quinoa (3/4 cup), cumin (1 teaspoon), cayenne pepper (1/4 teaspoon), and salt and pepper to taste; stir to coat.
Add vegetable or chicken broth (1.5 cups), stir, bring to a boil, and cover.
Turn heat to low and simmer for approximately 20 minutes, or until quinoa is cooked.
Add frozen corn (1 cup), black beans (3 cups), and cilantro (1/2 cup); continue cooking on low heat until beans and corn are heated through (approximately 5 minutes).
Serve on it's own, or top with optional fixings in a bowl or in a wrap as a burrito.
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