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This Healthy Mexican Casserole is full of good for you ingredients like ground turkey, quinoa, black beans & bell peppers! Healthy Mexican food? Yes please! showmetheyummy.com #mexican #healthy
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Healthy Mexican Casserole

This Healthy Mexican Casserole is full of good for you ingredients like ground turkey, quinoa, black beans & bell peppers! Healthy Mexican food? Yes please!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: ground turkey, healthy, quinoa
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 568kcal
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt plus more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 jalapeño minced (seeds and ribs removed for a more mild flavor)
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 4 bell peppers sliced - I like using 1 green, 1 red, 1 yellow, 1 orange
  • 2 cloves garlic pressed or minced
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15 oz) can corn drained
  • 1 (10 oz) can enchilada sauce
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican style cheese divided*

Optional toppings

  • Cilantro
  • non fat plain greek yogurt or sour cream
  • salsa
  • crushed tortilla chips

Instructions

  • Cook quinoa according to package directions, but instead of using water, use chicken broth (and cook it with 1/2 cup less liquid then package suggests). Set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  • Heat oil in a large saute pan over medium - medium high heat. Add in meat and spices and cook until no longer pink, breaking it up as it cooks.
  • Add in veggies: jalapeno, onion, peppers, garlic, season with a touch of salt, and cook until crisp tender, about 3 minutes.
  • Stir in black beans, corn, enchilada sauce, cooked quinoa, and 1 cup of Mexican-style cheese.
  • Season with salt, if necessary.
  • Transfer to the greased 9x13 inch baking dish and sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes or until mixture is hot and cheese is melty.
  • Serve immediately with optional toppings!
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Notes

*Feeling really healthy? Feel free to omit (or lessen) the cheese!

Nutrition

Calories: 568kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 785mg | Potassium: 1419mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 2595IU | Vitamin C: 80.9mg | Calcium: 231mg | Iron: 2.9mg