Saturday, November 22, 2014

Green Chili Quinoa Enchilada Caserole





     Thank you Quest Multi Purpose Baking Protein Powder, this has changed the face of dinner!!!  This is the perfect way to sneak a little more protein into any meal of the day, and no one will be the wiser!!!  This recipe makes 8 full flavorful cup size servings for 354 calories, 24g net carbs and 31g protein.  The quentisential  hearty warm winter meal, throw together a green salad and you will have a winning combination on your hands!!!  :)

Ingredients~
1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Yellow Onion, diced
1 Tablespoon chopped jarred Garlic
Heavy dash Chili Powder
1 pound 95% or higher lean ground Beef
2 teaspoons LB Jamisons Chicken Base or 2 Boullion Cubes
2 cups Water
Small can chopped Green Chili's
20oz Green Chili Enchiliada Sauce
15oz can drained Black Beans
3/4 cup Quinoa
3 scoops Quest Multi Purpose Protein Powder
7oz  2% Fage Yogurt
1/4 cup lowfat Cheddar Cheese
1 small Avocado, diced
1 medium Roma Tomato, diced and drained on Paper Towel for as long as possible
Cilantro, for garnish
Sour Cream, for garnish
Salsa, for garnish

     Heat EVOO in skillet and add Onions, Garlic, and Chili Powder  til golden brown.  Add Beef, cook thoroughly, drain.  Add Chicken Base, Water, Chili's, Enchilada Sauce, Black Beans and Quinoa and bring to simmer, stirring til Chicken Base is dissolved.  Put on lid, reduce heat to soft simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until Qunioa cooked.  Remove from heat and stir in Protein Powder, let cool and thicken, stir in Yogurt and pour into greased cake pan, cover with foil and let set up over night or for several hours to thicken in fridge.  Remove and bake at 350 for 30 minutes, sprinkle with Cheddar and put bake in oven til melted.  Remove and garnish with Avocado, Tomato, Cilantro, Sour Cream and Salsa.  Enjoy  :)

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