Healthy Enchilada Casserole Surprise

7
Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

This is a great recipe for Cinco De Mayo..this was served at last years celebration at a casino party. It is not exactly the same, but it is pretty darn close and my family loves this one. I even liked it and I usually don't like to eat spicy foods because of my reflux...but I took my medicine and enjoyed it with pleasure.
I hope you give it a try. This tastes even better the next day- that is if there are any leftovers...

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
35 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg
    5.46 oz. quinoa with roasted garlic or 1 cup of quinoa
  • 10 oz
    can mild enchilada sauce
  • 14 oz
    can roasted corn, drained
  • 1 c
    canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1 tsp
    crushed red pepper, i use a pizza hut packet
  • 1/2 tsp
    chili powder
  • to taste
    black pepper and salt
  • 1 c
    shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 c
    shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 medium
    avocado, halved, seeded, peeled and diced
  • 1 medium
    tomato, seeded and diced

How to Make Healthy Enchilada Casserole Surprise

Step-by-Step

  1. In a large saucepan cook quinoa according to package directions; set aside. Heat oven to 375^. Lightly spray a 2 quart baking dish with non-stick butter spray.
  2. In a large bowl combine the cooked quinoa, enchilada sauce, corn(you can use frozen corn),black beans, cilantro, red pepper seeds, chili powder, salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Stir in 3/4 cup of each cheese.
    Pour the quinoa mixture into the baking dish.
  4. Top with the remaining cheeses.
    Bake until bubbly and cheeses have melted, it takes about 15 minutes in my oven.
  5. Garnish each serving with the avocado and tomato.
    This mixture tastes great with flour tortillas. My son fills a tortilla with the mixture and rolls it up to eat.
    I squeezed lime juice over the avocado and tomato to keep it fresh.

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About Healthy Enchilada Casserole Surprise

Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Mexican



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