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  • 1 - uncooked quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 cups - water
  • 1 tablespoons - olive oil
  • 1 - small onion, diced
  • 3 cloves - garlic, minced
  • 1 - jalapeno, seeded, ribs removed, diced
  • 1 - red bell pepper, seeds removed, diced
  • 1 - orange or yellow bell pepper, seeds removed, diced
  • 1 cups - frozen corn kernels
  • 1 - small lime (juice from)
  • 1 teaspoons - ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoons - chili powder
  • 1/3 cups - chopped cilantro
  • - salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 cans - 15 oz. black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 2 cups - red enchilada sauce
  • 2 cups - shredded Mexican cheese
  • - sliced green onions, avocado slices, optional toppings
  • Directions:

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.

    Add quinoa and water to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for 5 minutes. Turn the heat to low and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until water is absorbed. Remove from heat and fluff with a fork. Cover quinoa and set aside

    In a large skillet, heat the tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic, and jalapeno. Sauté until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the peppers and corn. Cook for about 3-4 minutes. Add the lime juice, cumin, chili powder, and cilantro. Stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

    In a large bowl, add the cooked quinoa and black beans. Add the sautéed vegetable mixture and stir to combine. Poor in the enchilada sauce and stir. Add ½ cup shredded cheese. Pour the black bean and quinoa mixture into the prepared baking dish. Top with remaining shredded cheese.

    Cover the pan with foil. Bake for 20 minutes, then remove foil. Bake an additional 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and edges are bubbling. Remove from the oven, and let cool for 10 minutes.

    Garnish with toppings, if desired. Serve warm.

    Brief Description

    Baked casserole full of enchilada flavor for a hearty meal.

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    Category:  Main Dish

    Cuisine:  Mexican

    Prep Time: 45 min
    Cook Time: 40 min

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    Posted On:

    March 12, 2019

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