Mexican Quinoa Bake

IMG_4141Mexican Quinoa Bake

(found recipe at this site)

I found this recipe and it is DELISH!!! I LOVE that it fits into the 21 Day Fix program!!! My husband and kids loved it as well!!







Makes 4 servings

Each serving = 1 yellow, 1 green, 1 blue, 1 red


Yellow Container Ingredients

1 cup uncooked Quinoa


Red Container Ingredients

20oz package 93% Lean Ground Turkey


Green Container Ingredients

Tomato Sauce (low Sodium) 2 cups

Chopped Red or yellow or green pepper*

Chopped onion & Jalapeno*


Blue Container Ingredients

Shredded Cheddar (4 Blue containers worth)


Freebie ingredients

Juice of 1 lime

Garlic 3 cloves minced

Chili Powder 2 Tbsp

Cumin 2 Tsp

Onion Powder 1 Tsp

Chopped Cilantro 1/3 cup

Hot Sauce to taste (optional)



Preheat Oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9X13 baking dish with cooking spray & set aside.

Add Quinoa to 2 cups water in a Medium saucepan & bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for 5 minutes. Turn heat to low & simmer for about 15 minutes, or until water is absorbed. Remove from heat & fluff with a fork. Cover quinoa & set aside.

Spray frying pan with non-stick cooking spray. Add onion, garlic & jalapeno & sauté over medium-high heat for 1 minute. Add the ground turkey, breaking it up as it browns. Cook for about 5 minutes & add the peppers. Cook for 3-4 minutes more, or until meat if no longer pink.

Add the juice of 1 lime, cumin, chili powder & cilantro. Stir to combine. Adjust seasonings to taste.

Remove from heat & add the quinoa to the meat & veggie mixture. Pour in the tomato sauce & hot sauce if using & stir. Add 1 blue container of shredded Cheddar Cheese.

Pour mixture into prepared baking dish. Top with remaining 3 (blue) containers of Cheddar. Cover with foil & bake for 20 minutes. Remove foil & bake for an additional 10 minutes or until cheese is melted & edges are bubbling. Remove from oven & let cool for 10 minutes.


*These veggies should total 2 Green containers when mixed together.

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