Cheesy Quinoa Enchilada Bake
If you have already made a batch of the Enchilada Sauce, this next recipe is perfect for using that Sauce to make a hot meal for your family. Cheesy Quinoa Enchilada Bake is packed full of great things your body needs to keep you going and your family growing strong! It is a generous dish filled with flavor and seasoning to satisfy that craving for something different from your home storage meals.
In this recipe, we like to use Organic Anasazi beans which we pick up from our local market or can order online in larger bulk packaging. These are great beans for home storage as they are lower in the ingredients that can irritate digestion, which can, in turn, lead to a more peaceful home.
Cheesy Quinoa Enchilada Bake
4-6 Servings (Possibly 8 servings depending on sides and garnish)
You will need:
1 Batch of our Easy Enchilada Sauce
1 Cup cooked beans (or 1 Can of beans drained - Pinto, Black or Anasazi)
3/4 Cup Quinoa
with 1 1/4 Cup water and 1 1/2 tsp vegetarian Chicken Bouillon mixed in
then cooked according to package directions
1 1/2 Cups Freeze dried Corn, rehydrated with 3/4 Cup water
1 Cup Freeze dried Chopped Chicken, rehydrated with 1/2 Cup water
1 Cup Freeze dried Tomato Dices, rehydrated with 1/2 Cup water
1/4 Cup Freeze Dried Chopped Onions + 1/4 Cup water
1/4 Cup Freeze dried Chili Peppers + 2 Tbsp water
2-3 Tbsp cilantro
2 Cups Freeze dried Cheddar, rehydrated according to package directions
Pinch of Cayenne, if hot and spicy is desired
Ideas for garnish:
Fresh Tomato, diced
Fresh Onion, sliced or diced
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
NOTE: If using dry beans such as Pinto, Black, or kidney, make sure to start them the night before. Dried Anasazi Beans take about 45 minutes to cook, so make sure to start those before starting the rest of your recipe, and allow them to simmer while you assemble the rest of the ingredients.
Cook beans. While they cook, cook your quinoa. Rehydrate vegetables, chicken, and cheese according to directions above while the beans and quinoa simmer. When everything is cooked and rehydrated, assemble as below:
In a large bowl, combine cooked quinoa, rehydrated corn, chicken, onions & peppers; add about 3/4 of the rehydrated tomatoes, cooked beans, half of the Easy Enchilada Sauce, and half of the cheese. Mix thoroughly. Place in a 2 quart baking dish. Pour the remaining tomatoes on, then top with the rest of the Easy Enchilada Sauce and the remaining cheese. Bake for 40-45 minutes until the cheese on top is bubbly and melted. Remove from oven and top with garnishes or serve hot with the toppings in buffet style, and allow diners to add their own toppings.
- In hard taco shells with taco fixins
- With corn tortilla chips
- In soft taco shells like a burrito
- Leftovers would be good served like Hash, with poached or fried eggs on top
- How about in the GF Naan breads we like to make?
- Might even make a yummy enchilada filling if you cut back a little on the quinoa and add more chicken and beans, then stuff shells, roll up, place in baking dish and pour sauce over then bake and cover with cheese! YUM
Vegetarian? Make this recipe without the chicken and add a can of chick peas.
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