Foodie Friday: Quinoa Enchilada Casserole

I had never been a fan of black beans, or any beans for that matter. My bestie introduced me to this recipe, which she got from Damn Delicious. Ever since my Husband tried it, he has been addicted. He is usually the one I have to convince to eat clean. I am usually the one that is the cook. But since having shoulder surgery last month, he has made this Blackbean quinoa enchilada for me three times! YES! Three times in a month. We've also changed it up and added shrimp which was just as delicious. I would also like to try it with shredded chicken.  You can also see the nutritional facts on the site.
If you like quinoa and eating healthy, or even if you want to try something different...TRY THIS! 
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Yield6 servings
A lightened-up, healthy enchilada bake that you can enjoy guilt-free, chockfull of quinoa, black beans and cheesy goodness. And the leftovers taste even better!
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 (10-ounce) can Old El Paso™ mild enchilada sauce
  • 1 (4.5-ounce) can Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles, drained
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels, frozen, canned or roasted
  • 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
  • 1 avocado, halved, seeded, peeled and diced
  • 1 Roma tomato, diced
  • In a 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, garnished with avocado and tomato, if desired.
Recipe credit: www.DamnDelicious.Net


  1. I'll have to try this! Sounds great! I have a can of black beans that I have been debating on what to make with it. Problem solved!

  2. I haven't tried any of her recipes.. but my friends love damn delicious... and say that all her recipes are really good. :)


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