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Black Bean and Quinoa Enchilada Bake photo

Chef: elliott

  • serves 8
  • cook time 35 minutes


Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes-includes churning time

This Black Bean and Quinoa Enchilada Bake is SO good! Promise me you will make it. It is one of our favorite meals! I guarantee it will be a regular at your house!

Note: This recipe freezes well!



  • - - Avocado (topping, optional) sliced
  • 2 cans - Black Beans (15 oz) drained, rinsed
  • 1 tbsp - Chili Powder
  • 1/3 cup - Cilantro chopped
  • 1 cup - Corn (Frozen Kernels)
  • 1 tsp - Cumin ground
  • 3 cloves - Garlic minced
  • - - Green Onions (topping, optional) sliced
  • 1 - Jalepeño seeds and ribs removed, diced
  • 1 small - Lime juiced
  • 2 cups - Mexican Cheese shredded
  • 1 tbsp - Olive Oil
  • 1 small - Onion diced
  • 1 - Orange Pepper seeds removed, diced
  • 1 cup - Quinoa uncooked, rinsed
  • 2 cups - Red Enchilada Sauce
  • 1 - Red Pepper seeds removed, diced
  • - - Salt & Pepper to taste
  • - - Sour Cream (topping, optional)
  • 2 cups - Water



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Add quinoa and water to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for 5 minutes. Turn the heat to low and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until water is absorbed. Remove from heat and fluff with a fork. Cover quinoa and set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, heat the tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic, and jalapeño. Sauté until softened, about 5 minutes. Add in the peppers and corn. Cook for about 3-4 minutes. Add the lime juice, cumin, chili powder, and cilantro. Stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. In a large bowl, add the cooked quinoa and black beans. Add the sautéed vegetable mixture and stir to combine. Pour in the enchilada sauce and stir. Add 1/2 cup shredded cheese.
  5. Pour the black bean and quinoa mixture into the prepared baking dish. Top with remaining shredded cheese. Cover the pan with foil. Bake for 20 minutes, then remove foil. Bake an additional 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and edges are bubbling. Remove from the oven, and let cool for 10 minutes. Garnish with toppings, if desired. Serve warm.



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