Black Bean and Quinoa Enchilada Bake


Great dish for Mexican night with lots of different possibilities. The best thing about this recipe is it can be served by itself for a main dish on Mexican night, or be eaten with tortilla chips as a dip or even rolled up in a tortilla as a taco, burrito, or enchilada. Garnish with green onions, avocado, tomatoes, or/and sour cream. Very versatile recipe. So enjoy and learn the many uses of oh so healthy quinoa.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
6 servings


  • 2 cups water

  • 1 cup quinoa

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 small onion, diced

  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced

  • 1 orange bell pepper, diced

  • 1 jalapeno pepper, minced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

  • cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon lime juice

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 (10 ounce) can enchilada sauce

  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Bring water and quinoa to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes.

  3. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion, yellow bell pepper, orange bell pepper, jalapeno pepper, and garlic in the hot oil until softened, about 10 minutes.

  4. Mix black beans, pepper mixture, quinoa, cilantro, chili powder, lime juice, cumin, salt, and pepper together in a bowl; transfer to a casserole dish. Pour enchilada sauce over quinoa mixture, spreading sauce evenly over the top. Sprinkle Cheddar cheese over sauce. Cover dish with aluminum foil.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking until cheese is bubbling, 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

388 Calories
18g Fat
39g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 388
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 673mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 9g 30%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 82mg 410%
Calcium 341mg 26%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 701mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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