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Skinny Enchilada Bake

Chris and I wanted to try out a new enchilada recipe that was a much healthier alternative to regular enchiladas. Let’s face it, since the holidays came and went, I feel like I’ve been eating WAY too much, and needed to cut back and get back on track. We figured dinners such as this one wouldn’t hurt!

Here it goes:

Skinny Enchilada Bake

Adapted from Fusion

Ingredients:

  •     2 tablespoons olive oil
  •     1 onion, finely chopped
  •     2 1/2 cups cooked quinoa or brown rice
  •     1 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
  •     1 can black beans
  •     I can green chiles
  •     1 tablespoon chili powder
  •     1 19-oz can enchilada sauce
  •     1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  •     1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  •     Sour cream
  •     Avocados, sliced
  •     Fresh cilantro

Directions:

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 13×9-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Heat skillet over medium high heat. Add oil and onion; cook 5 minutes or until onion is soft.
  • Reduce heat to low. Add quinoa (or rice), chicken, black beans, green chiles, chili powder, and enchilada sauce; stir to combine. Remove from heat.
  • Stir in cheddar cheese. Transfer mixture to baking dish. Top evenly with pepper jack cheese.
  • Bake 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Turn oven control to broil. Place baking dish about 5 inches from broiler. Broil 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is golden and bubbly. Remove from oven and top with sour cream, avocado, and cilantro. Serve immediately.

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We used beef as a substitute for chicken, and it turned out wonderfully. I hope you enjoy this as much as we did!

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