Sunday, February 9, 2014

Black Bean and Quinoa Enchilada Bake

Black Bean and Quinoa Enchilada Bake

Black Bean and Quinoa Enchilada BakeAs much as I love Mexican food, I have never ordered enchiladas from a restaurant before.  Really, I don't have a good reason for this.  It's mostly just that I can't seem to choose anything besides a vegetarian burrito.  Ha!  But when I saw this post a few weeks ago and the author writing "promise me you will make it!" on the recipe, I knew I had to give it a try.

Black Bean and Quinoa Enchilada BakeThe results really were amazing.  Definitely an example of something that tastes way better than it looks!! Mark said many many times how good it was as he was eating it.  He didn't even want me to tell him what was in it because he said it tasted so good he didn't want the truth about whatever healthy things were in it to spoil that for him!  This enchilada bake has quinoa, veggies, black beans, homemade enchilada sauce, and Mexican cheese.  We topped it with avocado and ate it with baked tortilla chips.  The enchilada bake was great for dipping chips in!  While it isn't the healthiest thing you could eat, this is overall a pretty healthy meal.

Black Bean and Quinoa Enchilada Bake

I know I am not posting as frequently as I used to, but I will post great recipes that I find- I want to remember to make them again myself!  So trust me, this was really good.  I will be making it again very soon!

Black Bean and Quinoa Enchilada Bake

serves: 6 (generous servings!)

Kaitlyn's Notes:
  • As you can see by the links, I made my own enchilada sauce.  It was very easy to do so I recommend that!  I made the full enchilada sauce recipe and used it all in the enchilada bake.
  • When I made this I actually made 2/3 of the quinoa, used less cheese (probably 1 cup) and baked in an 8x8 pan to serve 4.  These were big servings, but we devoured it!

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