Simple, Savory & Slightly Smoky Barbacoa Stew

March 05, 2019


Hearty and delicious – this recipe is garden fresh yet has a rich depth bound by proteiny quinoa and complex smoky Barbacoa.  Can be whipped up in way under an hour, but tastes as if it’s been simmering all day long.  The rotating texture of vegetables from cooked to blanched to raw, hits the spot all year long!

TOTAL COOK TIME:  35 – 40 Minutes



1 White Onion
1 Red Bell Pepper
2 TBSP Paprika
1 TBSP Cumin
8 CUPS Veggie Stock
1 CUP Quinoa
1 LB Small White Potatoes
1 LB Carrots (Sliced)
2 Zucchini (Diced)
2 CUPS Frozen Peas
2 TBSP Maya Mike Belizean Barbacoa (Smoked “Red” Label)
1 Tomato (Chopped)
1 Avocado (Diced)
½ Cup Minced Cilantro

Tip of the Recipe!  Use body exfoliation hand gloves to lightly scrub skin from root vegetables such as potatoes and carrots vs cutting away all the healthy and interesting skin texture with a peeler or grater.

Dice Onion and Red Pepper
Place in Large Dutch Oven or Sauce Pan with EVOO over medium heat
Sauté until tender (about 5 minutes)
Stir in Paprika, Cumin & 2 TBSP Maya Mike Belizean Barbacoa (Smoked “Red” Label)
Add Quinoa, Potatoes and Stock over high heat
Bring to a boil reduce to simmer for 5 minutes
Add Carrots and Zucchini and cook another 3 minutes
Toss in frozen Peas and turn off heat
Rest for 5 minutes
Top with diced Tomato, Avocado & Cilantro

Click HERE for printable .pdf

Maya Mike - Recipes

↑ Grab this Headline Animator




Also in Recipes Blog

Roasted BARBACOA Beet Salad
Roasted BARBACOA Beet Salad

February 25, 2019 0 Comments

No fuss, no rush with tons of ingredients to create intense flavor since the Barbacoa manages the work here.  This salad is balanced and scrumptious enough to serve as a main dish for a light lunch or a worthy accomplice to a full course setting.

View full article →

Barbacoa Black Magic Cake
Barbacoa Black Magic Cake

February 07, 2019 0 Comments

Barbacoa is not just for meat!  The rich, yet airy cake and sweet, yet spicy frosting will cast a spell on you!

View full article →

Belizean Yellow Ginger 🍎 Apple Tea 🍵
Belizean Yellow Ginger 🍎 Apple Tea 🍵

February 04, 2019 0 Comments

Turmeric tea recipe using fresh ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, black pepper, star anise and fresh apples 🍎 and pears 🍐. Ayurvedic power boost for your morning! Recipe Blog available at

View full article →