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Roasted Chili Taco Casserole

Roasted Chili Taco Casserole

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups brown rice and quinoa blend
  • 4 small poblano peppers
  • 1/2 cup corn, fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup red pepper, minced
  • 1/2 cup onion, minced
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup low fat cheddar cheese, shredded

Instructions

  1. Cook the rice according to package instructions and set aside. Roast the Poblano peppers by putting them on a pan under your oven broiler. Keep a good eye on them and rotate them so they blacken on all sides. Transfer them to a plastic food storage container while you chop and prep the onions, peppers, and garlic. When they are cool enough to handle, peel the skin from the outside of the peppers so that most of the charred part is off of the pepper. Chop the peppers once the skin and seeds are removed (See NOTES in this recipe if you wish to skip this step)
  2. Saute the vegetables until they are softened. Add the rice, beans, cumin, chili powder, salt (to taste) and top with cheese. Transfer to a 400 degree oven for 10 minutes until the cheese is melted and the edges are golden.
  3. Serve with your favorite salsa, guacamole or sour cream.

Recipe Notes

If you don't want to roast the poblano peppers fresh, you can use a 4 oz. can of roasted diced chilies.