Another good crockpot moment…healthy

I saw this recipe on the internet.. I think I would add Chicken breast..  Thanks Shanelle!

 

SLOW COOKER ENCHILADA QUINOA
PREP TIME
5 mins
COOK TIME
4 hours
TOTAL TIME
4 hours 5 mins
Healthy, easy enchilada quinoa made right in the crock pot. Just set it and forget it for a cheesy, protein-packed meal.
Author: Tiffany
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 4-6
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15-ounce can yellow corn, drained and rinsed
  • 2 15-ounce cans of mild or medium red enchilada sauce, divided
  • 1 15-ounce can of diced fire roasted tomatoes and green chiles
  • 1 cup un-cooked quinoa + ½ cup water
  • 4 ounces cream cheese (light or fat free is okay)
  • salt and pepper to taste (I used about 1 teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon black pepper)
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican style cheese
  • optional: chopped cilantro, diced tomatoes, diced avocado, sour cream
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Add beans, corn, 1 can of enchilada sauce, diced tomatoes and chiles, quinoa, water, cream cheese, and salt and pepper to the slow cooker. Stir everything together.
  2. Pour remaining can of enchilada sauce on top, then sprinkle with shredded cheese. Cover and cook 4-5 hours on high or 5-7 hours on low.
  3. Uncover, top with tomatoes, avocados, sour cream, and chopped cilantro and serve.
NOTES
*For added flavor, I like to add 1 teaspoon each cumin and garlic powder.

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