• Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cooking Time: 30 mins
  • Serves: 8

Black Bean Quinoa Bake

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 Ingredients List

  • 3 cups cooked quinoa, about 24 ounces (see note)
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 16 ounces tomato sauce
  • 12 ounces salsa verde (can sub your favorite tomato salsa, if desired)
  • Juice of 1 lime (about a tablespoon)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder or 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 cups cooked, chopped chicken (rotisserie chicken works great here - you can easily leave the chicken out for a meatless dish as well)
  • 2-3 cups shredded Monterey jack and cheddar cheeses
  • Chopped, fresh cilantro for garnish


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a 9X13-inch baking dish. Set aside.
In a large bowl, stir together the quinoa, black beans, tomato sauce, salsa verde, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, oregano, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and chicken (if using). Taste and add additional salt and pepper to taste, if needed.
Spread half of the mixture in the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with half of the cheese. Layer with the rest of the quinoa mixture followed by the remaining cheese.
Bake, uncovered, for 20-30 minutes until hot and bubbling. Sprinkle with fresh cilantro (optional) and serve with tortilla chips, if desired.

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