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Quinoa Black Bean Enchilada Casserole

This casserole is delicious right out of the oven or it can easily be prepared ahead of time and reheated. Add extra corn for more of a tamale pie flavor. Serve with diced tomatoes and fresh avocado.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Tex Mex
Servings: 6
Author: Good Dinner Mom


  • For casserole
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 15- oz. can red enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup Rotel tomatoes with green chiles, mild or canned, diced tomatoes if desired
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 jalapeno, chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 cup canned corn kernels, drained
  • 1 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • Toppings of your choice, like diced tomatoes, avocado, sour cream, black olives and green onions for serving, plus extra cheese and lime wedges
  • Equipment and extras
  • 9 x13 casserole dish
  • Medium sauce pan
  • Cooking spray oil
  • Aluminum foil to cover


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil a 9x13 baking dish or equivalent. Set aside.
  • Combine quinoa with 2 cups water in a medium sauce pan. Bring to boil, cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 15 minutes, until all water is absorbed. Remove from heat and let sit 5 minutes to finish absorbing water and for quinoa to open up.
  • In a large bowl, combine quinoa, enchilada sauce,the canned tomatoes, onion, garlic, jalapeno, corn, black beans, cilantro, cumin and chili powder; season with lime juice,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.
  • Cover with foil and bake 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake additional 5 minutes or until cheese is bubbly. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.
  • Serve with lime wedges, garnished with avocado,fresh tomato and other favorite toppings.