Quinoa Mexi 6 Layer Casserole

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 269.3
  • Total Fat: 9.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 51.1 mg
  • Sodium: 610.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 29.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.3 g
  • Protein: 20.0 g

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Number of Servings: 8


    1 cup quinoa
    2 teaspoons olive oil
    1 lb ground turkey (93/7)
    1 small onion, chopped
    1-2 garlic cloves
    1 teaspoon coriander
    2 teaspoons chili powder
    2 teaspoons oregano
    4-6 dashes hot sauce
    2 cups frozen corn, thawed
    1 (19 ounce) can black beans, rinsed
    1 (28 ounce) can whole tomatoes, broken up by hand
    1 cup salsa
    3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese


Prepare Quinoa: Rinse in a sieve under running water. Dry Roast in a skillet for approximately 7 minutes until a crackling sound is heard. Boil 1.5 cups of water in a small saucepan, add the dry roasted quinoa. Turn down the heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

While quinoa is simmering, heat oil in large skillet. Add garlic and chopped onions, cook 2 or 3 minutes.
Add turkey, spices and hot sauce. You may want to add a little salt and pepper here also. Brown.

Spread quinoa in a large baking dish.

Layer remaining ingredients in this order: Turkey, corn, tomatoes, salsa, black beans and finally the grated cheese.

Bake at 450F for 20 minutes.

Broil for an additional 3-5 minutes to turn the cheese golden.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BUN3KIN.

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Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    This is SO good! I live in a household of unhealthy eaters so getting them to try quinoa is a feat. But, I made this for dinner and it was a big hit with everyone. Will definitely be making this again. - 12/27/11

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    Very Good
    I've made this before and loved it so I'm making it again tonight. Can't wait!! - 5/31/11

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    Tried this dish at a party this weekend and loved it. Had two helpings! I liked the quinoa twist to a standard mexican dish. I will definately be making this one soon. - 2/1/10

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    Very Good
    First time using quinoa. Love the texture and taste of this meal. Husband thought it a little spicy even after omitting hot sauce but he enjoyed it as well. I'll make this again. - 10/1/09

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    Very Good
    Quite tasty and easy to prepare. My mom loved it! - 8/18/09