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Mexican quinoa
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Healthy Crockpot Recipes: Slow Cooker Mexican Quinoa

This slow cooker Mexican quinoa recipe is one of our favorite healthy crockpot recipes made in the slow cooker!
Prep 10 minutes
Cook 4 hours
Total 4 hours 10 minutes
Fat 3
Carbs 57
Protein 16
Yield 6


  • 1 cup uncooked white quinoa
  • 2 large sweet potatoes peeled and diced
  • 1 15-oz. can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 15-oz. can whole kernel corn drained and rinsed
  • 1 28-oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 4-oz. can green chiles
  • 2 cups vegetable broth or any kind of broth
  • 1/2 large red onion finely diced
  • 3 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup

Optional Toppings

  • fresh cilantro
  • yogurt dairy-free if necessary
  • sliced avocado
  • smoked paprika


  • Begin by spraying your slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Then, place all of the ingredients into your slow cooker and mix until combined.
  • Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours (or until the quinoa is fully cooked and the sweet potatoes are at the desired texture).
  • Occasionally stir all of the ingredients together every hour.
  • When the quinoa is cooked and the sweet potatoes are soft, uncover the slow cooker.
  • Serve the sweet potato Mexican quinoa with the optional toppings and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 342kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 3g | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 13g