Barbecue Quinoa

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Ingredients

  • ½ red onion, chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced or crushed

  • 16 oz barbecue sauce

  • 1 15-oz can tomato sauce

  • ½ c water

  • 1 c dry quinoa

  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

  • 1 c diced bell peppers (fresh or frozen)

  • 1 tsp oregano

  • ½ tsp smoked paprika

  • ½ tsp onion powder

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  • Shredded cheese, for serving

Preparation

1. Combine all ingredients except cheese in slow cooker. 

2. Cook on high for 2 ½–3 hours, or until all quinoa has popped.

3. Serve topped with shredded cheese.