This went over super well in our house! I had to leave the cheese off this time, but it was fantastic without, and I imagine some Daiya would only make it better! Definitely a keeper!
YUM, even my teens gobbled it up! I was not concerned about calories so I did not follow WW suggestions. I used my own taco seasoning in place of seasonings & onion, used navy beans (our preference), no corn, added Rotel tomatoes, regular bottled salsa> more than suggested. I added the drained Rotel tomatoes to the cooked quinoa, beef and then a layer of cheese, salsa, beans, more cheese. Baked @400?F for 30 minutes. Served topped with avocado & cilantro and corn chips. Thanks for posting.
I am new to quinoa and have been scouring for recipes that use common ingredients that I have on hand (quite a challenge!) This one hit the mark and was SO delicious! I didn't have the spices called for, so I substituted a pack of low-sodium taco seasoning...worked fine, could use chili seasoning as well. Also, Hubby and I are not Weight Watchers, so I used 2 cups of medium cheddar, added a can of sliced black olives to the layers, used a whole small jar of salsa, and we topped our servings with dollops of sour cream. We used Fritos Scoops as our utensils and it was fabulous! This recipe made so much (be sure you use a 9x13 pan!) that I took enough leftovers to work for me and a friend, who loved it as well. Great recipe!
This recipe was really easy to make and was really tasty. I didn't have corn so chose to not substitute anything else for it and it still tasted great. I ate it by putting it on romaine lettuce leaves and rolling like a tortilla. Fantastic if you feel like a mexican food night!
This was very excellent!
This was my first adventure with Quinoa. It was good. I made some substitutions based on what I had on hand, and spiced it up a bit. I'll definitely be making this again, but there is no mistaking that this is a healthy low fat / low calorie dinner. UPDATE: We think this is even better as left-overs on the second day.
Yum! I let my husband talk me into using a couple Costco sized cans of roast beef instead of running to the store to buy hamburger, and am I glad I did. I don't think I'll ever make it any other way. I followed the rest of the directions for preparing the meat layer and it was a fantastic shredded picadillo-style beef. I also added some sliced black olives just before the cheese, and used regular sharp cheddar instead of soy cheese. I assume that makes it non-CORE, but I'm not on the program, so doesn't matter at my house. Served with light sour cream and it didn't taste like diet food to me at all. Delicious!!
Nice way to use quinoa. Have been using the leftovers in tortillas. Delicious!
Loved this recipe & the incorporation of the quinoa. I made the dish pretty close to the written recipe, just increased the beef & added abit of essence spice for more flavour. Quick, easy & tasty dish, thanks for sharing.