|Salsa Verde Quinoa Bake|
Salsa Verde Quinoa Bake
-1 tbsp olive oil
-1 onion, chopped
-2 bell peppers, chopped
-1 tbsp minced fresh garlic
-3 cups cooked quinoa
-1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
-8 oz salsa verde
-4 oz cream cheese
-2 tbsp flour
-1 cup milk
-1 tsp ground cumin
-1/2 tsp ground coriander
-1/4 tsp kosher salt
-1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
-1/2 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
-1 cup crushed tortilla chips
-sour cream and chopped green onions, for serving
1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and bell peppers and cook for 6 minutes or until softened. Add garlic and flour and cook for 2 minutes. Add milk, stirring constantly, and bring to a boil.
2. Remove from heat and stir in cream cheese, cumin, coriander, salt, and pepper, mixing to combine. Mix in black beans, quinoa, and salsa verde.
3. Pour mixture into a greased 9 x 13 or 11 x 7 inch baking dish. If freezing, wrap well and freeze. If cooking immediately, sprinkle with crushed tortilla chips and shredded cheese. Bake at 350F for 30 minutes, or until cheese is melted and mixture is heated through.
*To cook from frozen, allow to thaw. Top with chips and cheese and bake as directed.