Crockpot Quinoa Mexican Casserole

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

I am always on the hunt for new healthy crockpot recipes. It makes dinner a million times easier and less stressful when I can throw everything in the crockpot and come back in 6 hours to a fully cooked meal. This one was a hit and we will definitely be having it again soon!


Crockpot Quinoa Mexican Casserole

Ingredients:
-1 tbsp olive oil
-1 lb ground turkey
-1 medium yellow onion, diced
-1 cup uncooked quinoa
-2 10oz cans Old El Paso Enchilada Sauce (medium or mild)
-1 15oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
-1 15oz can diced fire-roasted diced tomatoes in their juices
-1 cup corn, fresh or frozen
-1 red bell pepper, diced
-1 green bell pepper, diced
-2 tbsp chili powder
-1 tbsp ground cumin
-1 tsp garlic powder
-1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
-For serving: fresh cilantro, diced avocado, sour cream, tortilla chips

Directions:
1. Heat olive oil in large skillet then add the turkey and onion. Cook and stir until turkey is no longer pink then transfer to the bottom of crockpot. [I highly recommend purchasing these crockpot liners; they make cleanup a thousand times easier]


2. To the crockpot, add the quinoa, enchilada sauce, black beans, tomatoes, corn, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder and 1/2 cup water. Stir to combine then cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3 hours.


3. Remove lid and stir. Stir in 1/2 cup shredded cheese then sprinkle remaining cheese on top.
4. Cover and cook another 15 minutes, until cheese melts.
5. Serve hot with any desired topping! I chose avocado, a little more cheese, and some tortilla chips for scooping. Delicious and so easy!

12 comments :

  1. yum!! this looks amazing. I am making this asap!

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  2. This looks so amazing! I'm all about anything Mexican and I love that you can just throw everything into a crock pot. So easy! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  3. Yum! I’m adding this to my must-make list!!

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  4. You had me at crock pot!! this looks delicious! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  5. This sounds super good - adding it to my list of recipes to try! And yes - those crockpot liners are life savers!

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  6. This looks SO good and right up my alley! I will be adding this to the list :)

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  7. This looks delicious! Definitely saving :)

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  8. Oh my gosh - Mexican and crockpot - the way to my heart!

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  9. This looks right up my alley! Can't wait to make it soon!

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