Thai Inspired Beef Quinoa

Tonight was one of those nights when I came home and wanted a quick, delicious meal with minimal effort. Without thinking, I grabbed some simple ingredients and started to build a dish. There was every possibility this would be edible but not great. Thankfully, this dish turned out flavorful and satisfying. Bonus – It only used one pan and was done in about 10 minutes.

June Thai Dish

Ingredients:

  • 1 thin piece of beef (any meat will do really)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon Tamari sauce (soy would be fine, too)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 an onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 small sweet peppers, thinly sliced
  • Garlic chili sauce, optional
  • Peanut satay sauce, optional

Directions

  • Heat oil, tamari sauce and garlic powder over medium heat in a small pan. When it begins to sizzle, add meat to pan. Cook. Mine took about 3 minutes per side. When cooked to your liking, remove meat from pan and set aside to rest.
  • Reduce heat slightly and add onions. Cook for about 1 minute before adding peppers. Cook for about another minute. You want the onions slightly caramelized but the peppers still a little crunchy. Remove onions and peppers from pan and add to plate with meat.
  • Reduce heat again to low / medium-low and add cooked quinoa to pan. Drizzle with tamari sauce and garlic chili sauce, if you want. Stir occasionally. Cook until warmed through. When done, add quinoa to plate.
  • If you want, you can drizzle a peanut satay sauce on top of this dish for added flavor.
  • Enjoy!

Happy cooking!

-L

P.S.

That photo is #nofilter. This isn’t a restaurant; it’s my home. =)