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black bean casserole with quinoa and cheese, in a white baking dish
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Black Bean Casserole with Quinoa

A lightened-up, healthy black bean casserole that you can enjoy completely guilt-free. Reminiscent of enchiladas, slightly spicy and super satisfying, full of black beans, veggies, quinoa, and cheesy goodness.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 242kcal
Author: Anjali Shah

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 15 ounce tomato sauce 1 can
  • cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ancho chili powder
  • ½ tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • oz chopped green chiles, drained 1 can
  • ½ cup corn kernels frozen, canned or roasted
  • 30 oz cans black beans drained and rinsed (2 cans)
  • 3 yellow peppers diced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp salt
  • cups Mexican shredded cheese
  • 3 Roma tomatoes diced
  • green onions sliced

Instructions

  • Cook quinoa according to package directions. Meanwhile saute onion, peppers, corn, cumin, salt, black beans and green chiles in a pan.
  • While that's cooking, make the sauce: combine the tomato sauce, vegetable broth, chili powders (all 3 of them), garlic powder, onion powder, and dried oregano in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Whisk to combine, then turn the heat down to low and let simmer 5 minutes.
  • Mix quinoa, sauce and half of the cheese in the pan with the black bean / veggie mixture.
  • Transfer the mixture to a casserole dish, top with cheese, and bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Top with diced tomatoes and green onions.

Notes

Top Tips For Making This Black Bean Casserole
  • Dice the tomatoes, onions, and bell peppers small, and the same size. It makes it easier to eat, and they will cook more evenly too. 
  • You can meal prep this ahead of time and store it in the fridge up to one day in advance. Bake when ready to serve. 
  • Skip the cheese to make it vegan.
  • If you're feeding a large crowd, you can easily double this recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 34.3g | Protein: 12.2g | Fat: 7.1g | Saturated Fat: 3.7g | Sodium: 460mg | Fiber: 7.5g | Sugar: 2.1g