Thursday, March 12, 2015

Quinoa Enchilada Casserole






Live Oak ,Florida started a recipe exchange last month. Crockpot recipes were featured in February, this month was casseroles.

I wanted to make something different plus quinoa is a favorite of mine.

Cheesy Broccoli Quinoa Casserole was a very popular post recently and I thought I would try QUINOA ENCHILADA CASSEROLE.


Ingredients:

1 cup quinoa
2 cups chicken broth or water
1 (10-ounce) can enchilada sauce
1 (4.5-ounce) can green chiles, drained
1/2 cup corn kernels, frozen, canned - drained
1/2 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese- divided


Directions:
  In large saucepan of 2 cups water, cook quinoa according to 
package instructions; set aside.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly oil an 8x8 or 2 quart baking dish or coat with nonstick spray.

In a large bowl, combine quinoa, enchilada sauce, green chiles, corn, black beans, cilantro, cumin and chili powder; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in 1/2 cup cheddar cheese and 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese.

Spread quinoa mixture into the prepared baking dish. Top with remaining cheeses. Place into oven and bake until bubbly and cheeses have melted, about 15 minutes.

Serve immediately

I wasn't sure how others felt about spicy food so I cut the heat way down. I eliminated the cumin and chili

26 comments:

  1. That's what I'm talkin' about! All the flavors we love in one dish. I've never used red quinoa....did have the rainbow one once so really don't know if there's a taste difference from the white...is there? I'll be adding the chili powder and cumin to ours.....good idea leaving it out since you didn't know how others like it. We do LOVE that broccoli one you posted so I have a feeling we're gonna love this one too.

    Thanks Linda! :)

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    1. Carol- I have no rhyme or reason why I buy the red. You know I go to Trader Joe's and just pick it up there. I had a bag of white and it was just as good.

      That broccoli one is a good one! I was making it the night Gabe went out with Andy and I was talking to you!

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  2. Wow, this sounds so good. I am putting red quinoa on my shopping list. I will also be adding the chili powder and cumin. I adore spicy food, tho at times, it doesn't adore me. Yum, I can't wait to try this one.

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    1. I know you do. Enjoy girlfriend.

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  3. This looks good. I like the idea of using quinoa. I happen to have some enchilada sauce in the fridge and will be trying this soon. Visiting from Juggling Real Food with Real Life.

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  4. This looks delicious, I really must try more recipes with quinoa!!

    Thanks for sharing on Friday Features this week, I have also pinned for you!\Have a great weekend, Karren

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    1. Karren- quinoa has so much protein!

      See you next week at the party!

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  5. We live in Peru, and my boys LOVE quinoa. They feel like it's the "food of their ancestors", which I guess technically it is :D They also love Mexican inspired dishes, so this recipe is definitely going on the menu plan - thanks for sharing on the Pretty Pintastic Party!

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by! This is why I love posting recipes. People from all over the world checking out the food I've made and enjoyed. Hope you and your family like it.

      Hugs,
      Linda

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  6. Thank you for this! I just bought some quinoa and needed a way to use it. Linking up from Inspiration Monday.

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    1. Hope you enjoy it- the ladies sure did!

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  7. I love quinoa & this looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty :)

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  8. OH my this is a lot delicious looking recipe! YUM!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  9. Wow. What a flavor packed recipe!Thanks for bringing this fun post to our link up at Pure Blog Love. We hope to see you back Thursday at 8 p.m. est. I'm hosting at www.homemadefoodjunkie.com. Come visit!

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    1. I'll be there! Thanks for the invite

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  10. This sounds great! I love quinoa! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Bloggers Brags! I'm pinning to the Bloggers Brags board on Pinterest. Enjoy the rest of your week!

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    1. Quinoa is one of my favorites- hope you like it Christie

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  11. I love quinoa and am going to have to try your recipe! Thanks so much for sharing it on the HomeAcre Hop! Hope to see you again tomorrow!
    - Nancy
    On The Home Front

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    1. Thanks Nancy- I'll see you at the party Thursday!

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  12. Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays Party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :) I can't wait to see what you share next time!
    -Cindy

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  13. Great twist on enchiladas, Linda!

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    1. Good way to introduce people to quinoa.

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