Crazy – another Betty crocker win… She sure knows what she is doing!
To make it so that we have less left overs, i halved the recipe and updated it a bit for us! Original called for chicken, but we subbed turkey meat as suggested in the comments. I think it tastes wonderful on super salty tortilla chips. Great friday night comfort food “meal”
I’m a work in progress for my version of pre-prep. I buy on sale, and freeze in appropriate quantities. The above picture shows how this dish was easy to put together with my pre-diced/macerated 1/2 cup onion, 10 oz of turkey meat, cheese in 1/2 cup portions and left over enchilada sauce – all frozen – and the rest in their cans. It was a super easy way to put it all together. (not shown quinoa in the pantry!)
Enchilada Quinoa Bake
This was a fantastically “comfort food” yummies.
Loved the turkey option
- 1 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 small onion, finely chopped
- 1 1/4 cups cooked quinoa (white or red) – rinsed
- 3/4 cups ground turkey – cooked with soutwest or taco seasoning
- 1 can (15 oz) Progresso™ black beans – drained and rinsed
- 1 can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
- 1 jalapeno diced
- 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 cups enchilada sauce
- 1/4 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (1 oz)
- 1/2 cup shredded pepper Jack cheese (2 oz)
- Heat oven to 350°F.
- Spray 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
- Heat 10- or 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil and onion; cook 5 minutes or until onion is soft.
- Add turkey meat and cook till no longer pink
- Reduce heat to low.
- Add quinoa, black beans, green chiles, chili powder and 1 cups of the enchilada sauce; stir to combine. Remove from heat.
- Stir in Cheddar cheese.
- Transfer quinoa mixture to baking dish. Top evenly with pepper Jack cheese.
- Bake 10 to 15 minutes.
- Turn oven control to broil. Place baking dish about 5 inches from broiler; broil 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is golden and bubbly.
- Remove from broiler.
- Optional – Top with sour cream, avocado, cilantro and cotija cheese.
- Serve immediately.
Great option for a healthier cheezy dip. I left the beans and chilies at full can size, and added some jalapenos. Fantastic! Try it!
As noted above, since i “pre-prep” in pieces, it was an easy dish to put together.