It's always fun to pass along a delicious recipe, right? I mean, who doesn't like good food? And especially when that food is of the Mexican variety. Or Greek. Or Italian. Or, well, you get the picture.
I'm not sure where or how I came across this new-to-me blog. It was either another blog or Pinterest, because that is where I spend a lot of my time. Regardless of how I did, I'm so glad I did. Damn Delicious is one of my favorite new spaces to visit. Definitely stop by her space, but fair warning, you may not want to when you are hungry, because you will want to make all the food.
Before making this recipe, I'd only had quinoa once before. It wasn't horrible, but it wasn't my most favorite thing either. Then, I saw this dish and wanted to try it again. Pronto.
Quinoa, if you don't know, is a grain and what you actually eat are the seeds that come from the crop. It's gluten free, high in protein, and contains ALL 9 essential amino acids (thanks for that fun fact, Chungah)! Which makes it super popular right now in the world of little or no gluten diets. While picking up this quinoa in the grocery store, I discovered that they make different flavors. Maybe one day I will branch out and try those, but this recipe called for the plain ole quinoa. So, no branching out this time.
The other ingredients in this delicious dish are black beans, corn, enchilada sauce, green chiles, spices, and yummy cheese!
First, cook the quinoa as instructed on the package. Then, mix together the black beans, corn, sauce, chiles, the cooked quinoa, spices, and some of the cheeses in a large bowl. Pour into your casserole dish. Place in the oven and wait until it is bubbly and gooey and yummy. Serve with tomatoes and avocado on top if desired. And let's be honest, you should desire that. Sadly, my avocado's were not ripe yet, so I just went with tomato.
For MUCH better photos of this delicious Quinoa Enchilada Casserole and it's nutrition facts, visit Damn Delicious. You can find this recipe and so many more. Is it possible to pin an entire website? Because, I want to. Happy and healthy eating!
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If so, what is your favorite recipe including this super grain?
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