Zucchini Ground Beef Quinoa Skillet

  in Gluten-Free, Main Dishes, Recipes

1 lb ground beef
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 cup beef broth
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 14 oz. can diced tomatoes or 2 large tomatoes, diced
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
sea salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup quinoa
2 heaping cups diced zucchini
grated mozzarella cheese
chopped fresh basil

  1. Brown the ground beef and onion in a large cast iron skillet over medium heat until meat is no longer pink and onions are translucent. Add garlic and cook 1 more minute.
  2. Stir in broth, tomato paste, Italian seasoning and tomatoes. Bring to a boil. Stir in quinoa and zucchini, return to a simmer, cover, and cook over low heat about 15 minutes or until quinoa is tender.
  3. Season with salt and pepper and serve sprinkled with mozzarella and fresh basil on top.