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    Mexican Quinoa Casserole

    Mexican Quinoa Casserole. Photo by Captain's Lady

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    Total Time:

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    1 hr 15 mins

    15 mins

    1 hr

    Captain's Lady's Note:

    A very healthy alternative to a pasta casserole! Mostly hands off once everything is mixed, and yet another way to use the latest super food!

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    Serves: 4



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    1. 1
      1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Farenheit.
    2. 2
      2. In a large bowl, mix together the first seven ingredients, tomatoes through quinoa.
    3. 3
      3. Pour into a 2 quart baking dish and cover with foil. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and stir. Replace foil and bake another 30 minutes.
    4. 4
      4. While quinoa mixture is baking, prepare ground beef with taco seasoning and water. Simmer until water has evaporated.
    5. 5
      5. When quinoa mixture has finished baking, remove from oven and fluff with a fork. Stir in taco seasoning beef. Top with cheddar cheese and run under broiler until cheese is melted and bubbling.
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      6. Serve with optional sour cream, chopped cilantro and lime juice squeezed over.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 11, 2012


      With a dubious family, I made this as part of my attempt at removing starching rice from some of our meals and using more quinoa. And it was a huge hit. The flavor with seasoning the beef was probably a big part of it but even more so was topping with a creamy ranch dressing I made with buttermilk and fat free sour cream seasonings and avocado. I toasted the quinoa ahead of time and then it was simply a matter of mixing up the beans, corn and tomatos to throw it in the oven while the meat was cooking. I could easily see this as a vegetarian dish if you sub'd in lentils in place of the beef. Next time I may try some ground Turkey and see how that tastes. Definitely a keeper. And it was quick enough for a weekday if you needed something ready to go. Wonder how it would do in a crock pot and melt the cheese on it at the end?

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    Nutritional Facts for Mexican Quinoa Casserole

    Serving Size: 1 (403 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 431.6
    Calories from Fat 118
    Total Fat 13.1 g
    Saturated Fat 6.4 g
    Cholesterol 29.6 mg
    Sodium 440.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 59.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 12.2 g
    Sugars 5.5 g
    Protein 22.1 g

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    97% lean ground beef

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