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When it comes to
cooking on a weeknight, I love making meals that are easy and that make
leftovers! When we started our health and fitness journey, this Mexican quinoa
bake is a recipe that I added into our weekly rotation, and it is seriously so
good. My husband and I love Mexican food, and I honestly think that we could
eat it everyday! My favorite part of Mexican food is definitely the cheese, and
the cheese that I like to use in this recipe is either Borden® Cheese Finely ShreddedFour Cheese Mexican Shreds or Borden® Cheese Finely Shredded Sharp Cheddar Shreds. I found my Borden® Cheese at Lowes Foods, but check out this store locator to find Borden® Cheese near you! In all
honesty, I really love this recipe because of the melted cheese on the top
after it comes out of the oven. What’s better than that?! Another great part
about making this recipe though is that my husband and I are able to sit down
at the kitchen table together, enjoy dinner, and talk about our day. Love is
always an ingredient that goes into dinner too. Here’s how you can make this
Mexican quinoa bake:
1 cup of uncooked
2 cups of Borden®
Cheese Finely Shredded Four Cheese Mexican Shreds
1 diced small onion
1 bag of sweet
1 cup frozen corn
1 tsp of ground cumin
1 tsp of chili powder
2 cans of black
beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups of red
1 sliced avocado
1. Preheat the oven
to 350 degrees and spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray.
2. Add the quinoa and
water to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook the quinoa according
to the instructions on the package.
3. In a skillet over
medium heat, cook the onion, corn, sweet peppers, cumin, and chili powder with
a little bit of olive oil. Cook until the onion becomes translucent.
4. In a large mixing
bowl combine the cooked quinoa, veggies, black beans, and enchilada sauce.
5. Pour the mixture
into the 9×13 pan, and add the cheese on top. Cover the dish with foil and bake
for 20 minutes. Then remove the foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
6. Serve with sliced
avocado on top.
What’s your favorite
meal to make on a weeknight?