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April McKinney's Cheesy Jalapeno Quinoa Bites

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Makes 16 mini muffins


  • ½ Cup Quinoa (uncooked), rinsed
  • ½ Cup Onion, chopped
  • 1 Garlic Clove, minced
  • 1 Cup Water or Low Sodium Chicken Stock
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 Jalapeno Pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 Egg
  • ½ Cup Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 Tsp All Purpose Flour
  • Paprika, for sprinkling


  1. In a medium saucepan place quinoa, onion, garlic, water, and salt.  Bring to a boil, then cover for 12-15 minutes until liquid is absorbed
  2. Add jalapeno, egg, cheddar, and flour to the cooled, cooked quinoa.
  3. Fill a mini muffin pan with mixture, sprinkle tops with Paprika if desired, and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.


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