A Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker Turkey Enchilada Quinoa

Jan 11, 2017

turkey quinoa bowl


A holiday reset is always a good idea and one that is easy, delicious and perfect for leftovers is the perfect solution. As I mentioned last week, I have been trying a ton of new recipes to find our favorite healthy meals that are easy to throw together before or after work and keep us feeling full. Since being pregnant, I have been a tad more conscious of what I’m putting in my body since it’s fueling my babies growth and this meal has turned into one of our favorites. 

Mexican is a favorite flavor profile around here so I wanted to experiment with a quinoa dish in the Crock-Pot® slow cooker.  Quinoa is a such a great grain to use in everything from salads to breakfast dishes and everything in between! My mom would always make a beef enchilada type dish for us growing up and I was hoping to create something tasting similar with a much healthier twist. 

I subbed out the ground beef with lean ground Turkey and replaced the rice with quinoa. As a general rule, I never go too lean with the ground turkey. It can get really dry really quickly so I reccomend either the 85% or 93% but never the 99% lean. 

Most of the ingredients are things we generally having laying around and are easy to keep on hand for a while without worrying about them going bad. You can top it with everything from avocado to hot sauce and still keep it lean! Hope this helps your weeknight menu a little easier and let me know how you enjoy it! 


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Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker Turkey Enchilada Quinoa
An easy and healthy weeknight meal!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
3 hr
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
3 hr
  1. 1 lb Lean Ground Turkey
  2. 2 Cups Uncooked Quinoa
  3. 1 Can Corn
  4. 1 Can Black Beans
  5. 1 Meduim Yellow Onion, chopped
  6. 2 Cloves Garlic, minced
  7. 1 Can Red Enchilada Sauce
  8. 1 Cup Chicken Broth
  9. 3 Tbsp Homemade Taco Seasoning
  10. 1 Tbsp Cumin
  11. 2 Tsp Coriander
  12. 1 Cup Mexican Cheese
  13. Mexican Cheese, Avocado and Salsa to top as desired!
  1. In a large skillet, cook ground turkey completely
  2. Add ground turkey and all ingredients except cheese into crockpot
  3. Cook on High for 2 1/2 hours
  4. Stir and add cheese in then recover
  5. Cook for 1/2 hour and then serve with desired toppings!
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  1. Leah Renee Wilson says:

    Ooh, I bet this is amazing! Thanks for sharing!

    xx Leah / http://www.eatpraywearlove.com

  2. Nataly Kimball says:

    This looks so amazing! I need to try this out soon!

  3. You are making me hungry! ha! But this looks absolutely delish! And easy enough to make that I just might be able to do it 😉

  4. Kelsey H says:

    This looks delicious!! I love using my crock pot.. Might have to add this recipe to the list!

    xo Kelsey | http://www.chasingcinderellablog.com

  5. amy loochtan says:

    This looks amazing! My crock pot is my fav. kitchen thing! haha
    xo Amy | Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins

  6. amy loochtan says:

    Yes to all crock pot meals! So easy, so good!
    xo Amy | Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins

  7. Anna English says:

    This looks so delcious and easy to make! I can’t wait to try it!

  8. Jennifer says:

    Anything with quinoa!!! Will need to try this recipe (minus the meat)!

    Jenna from http://www.visionsofvogue.com

  9. Stefanie Eadie says:

    i have to say I’m not a huge quinoa fan! But it looks amazing! i may have to give it a try with the ground turkey! 🙂

  10. Anna Cobbs says:

    This sounds so delicious!! Def going to make this for my family soon!

  11. Nina Provenzano Rand says:

    I need to make this over this weekend! The forecast is for snow and there’s no better time for Mexican food AND the slow cooker!

    xx Nina

  12. Lauren Morgan says:

    Yum, Yum.. this sounds so good!

    Xo, Lauren

  13. Kim says:

    I have a quick question. The photos of the crockpot show something that looks like tomatoes, but I don’t see them in the list of ingredients. Did you add fresh or canned? Thank you!

  14. Christina McDougal says:

    What size can for the enchilada sauce?