Quinoa-Black Bean Casserole
IntroductionAn experiment with leftovers yields a delightful, filling vegetarian meal. An experiment with leftovers yields a delightful, filling vegetarian meal.
1 cup cooked quinoa
3 cups cooked black beans (or two
15-ounce cans, drained and rinsed)
2 large sweet potatoes, shredded
1 cup shredded low-fat cheddar cheese
1 tbsp ground cumin
Liberal pinches salt and pepper
1 cup salsa
2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped, for garnish
Reprinted from The SparkPeople Cookbook: Love Your Food, Lose The Weight (c) 2011 by SparkPeople, Inc. Permission granted by Hay House, Inc., New York, NY 10033. Available wherever books are sold.
I cooked up a batch of dried beans that I seasoned with onions, garlic, chiles and spices. If you use canned beans, you might need more spices.
Serve this with steamed broccoli or wilted spinach and a dollop of light sour cream or plain Greek yogurt.
2. In a large bowl, mix together the quinoa, black beans, sweet potato, 1⁄2 cup of the cheese, and the cumin, salt, and pepper. In a small bowl, mix together the eggs and the salsa. Pour the salsa mixture over the quinoa-bean mixture, then pour everything into the prepared casserole dish.
3. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top and bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Garnish with the cilantro.
Serving size: 1 heaping cup
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Great! In my family, this is really 6 servings, not 8. That only brings it up to a still reasonable 335 calories per serving. Things I added: sauteed onions with red pepper flakes and garlic. Also, I had 1/2 a bag of frozen chopped spinach which I added. I will definitely make this again. - 12/15/10
This is AMAZING! I used black beans that I had cooked with no salt (I cook big batches on the weekend and freeze them in 2 cup servings in freezer bags and then rinse in a colander when ready to add to recipes). Based on the reviews I added 2 cups of salsa and extra cumin. This was WONDERFUL!!! - 11/13/10