Slow Cooker Creamy Enchilada Quinoa and Black Beans

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There are lots of recipes around for slow cooker enchilada quinoa casserole and for awhile I have been working on my own version, trying out different combinations of quinoa, black beans, enchilada sauce, and tomatoes. I tried a few with homemade enchilada sauces, but I found there wasn't enough of a difference to warrant the extra prep. From there it's pretty simple, just dump everything in the slow cooker and walk away. One thing to note about cooking quinoa in the slow cooker, it doesn't usually work as well when it is cooked on low for 8 hours. I find it gets mushy, so if possible follow the cooking instructions for 3-4 hours on high.

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Slow Cooker Creamy Enchilada Quinoa and Black Beans

Slow Cooker Creamy Enchilada Quinoa and Black Beans

PREP TIME: 10 Min
COOK TIME: 4 Hours
TOTAL TIME: 4 Hours, 10 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 14 oz. canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup corn
  • 20 oz. canned diced fire roasted tomatoes
  • 10 oz. red enchilada sauce
  • 4 oz. canned diced green chilies, drained
  • 1 U green pepper, diced
  • 1 U red pepper, diced
  • 1 U red onion, diced
  • 4 U garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 oz. reduced fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped

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Instructions

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Add everything to the slow cooker except the cream cheese and cilantro. Cook on high for 3.5-4 hours until quinoa is cooked through.

2

Taste and season with salt and pepper. You can also add additional cumin, oregano, chili powder, or paprika if needed to boost the flavor of the enchilada sauce. Stir in cream cheese until it melts. Serve with cilantro.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1-1.5 cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 262
Calories from Fat 35
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
6%
Saturated Fat 1g
6%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 5mg
2%
Sodium 1006mg
44%
Total Carbohydrate 49g
16%
Dietary Fiber 11g
44%
Sugars 10g
Protein 12g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
2 Comments
On Slow Cooker Creamy Enchilada Quinoa and Black Beans
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April 3, 2018 - 06:29
I really liked this! I used 2 14 oz cans of fire-roasted tomatoes and added a few dashes of cumin at the beginning. Very yummy with the ream cheese mixed in, and with a little guacamole!
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February 1, 2016 - 16:52
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I liked this recipe but the consistency took a bit of getting used to. It came out almost porridge-like. Super yummy but needed a bit of texture.
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