by Olena

Cheeseburger Quinoa Casserole

by Olena

Cheeseburger Quinoa Casserole Recipe is true comfort food made healthy with ground turkey, lots of vegetables and other classic flavours of a burger.

Cheeseburger Quinoa Casserole Recipe is true comfort food made healthy with ground turkey, lots of vegetables and other classic flavours of a burger. While the name suggests a completely unhealthy meal, this cheeseburger quinoa casserole is quite the opposite.

Have you seen that WHO confirmed processed and red meat cause cancer?! That is not news to me but quite reassuring and a good reminder. Now to make it clear moderation and occasional consumption are OK but on a regular basis – that is where it gets risky. Overall, overconsumption of any animal products is not healthy – The China Study is an easy read about connection between meat and cancer.

How to Make Cheeseburger Quinoa Casserole

  1. Preheat large non-stick skillet on medium heat and swirl oil to coat. Add onion, garlic and bell peppers; saute until translucent, stirring occasionally. Transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and spray 9″ x 13″ baking dish with cooking spray. Return skillet on medium-high heat and add ground meat. Cook for 7 – 10 minutes, breaking into pieces and stirring occasionally. Transfer to a bowl with cooked vegetables from a previous step. Cheeseburger Quinoa Casserole Recipe is true comfort food made healthy with ground turkey, lots of vegetables and other classic flavours of a burger.
  3. Add remaining ingredients, except 1/2 cup cheese. Stir well and transfer mixture to a prepared baking dish and level with spatula. Cheeseburger Quinoa Casserole Recipe is true comfort food made healthy with ground turkey, lots of vegetables and other classic flavours of a burger.
  4. Bake covered for 40 minutes, then sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese and bake uncovered for another 15 minutes. Serve hot. Cheeseburger Quinoa Casserole Recipe is true comfort food made healthy with ground turkey, lots of vegetables and other classic flavours of a burger.
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Cheeseburger Quinoa Casserole

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Cheeseburger Quinoa Casserole Recipe is true comfort food made healthy with ground turkey, lots of vegetables and other classic flavours of a burger.

  • Author: ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 75 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 large bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 tsp coconut or avocado oil
  • 1 lb ground meat of choice (lean beef, chicken or turkey)
  • 1 1/4 cups quinoa, uncooked
  • 2 cups any broth, low sodium
  • 1 cup strained tomatoes or tomato sauce
  • 3 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 can organic cream of mushroom soup (like Pacific or Amy’s)
  • 1 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup (4 oz) shredded Mozzarella/Cheddar cheese, divided
  • Cooking spray (I use Misto)

Instructions

  1. Preheat large non-stick skillet on medium heat and swirl oil to coat. Add onion, garlic and bell peppers; saute until translucent, stirring occasionally. Transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and spray 9″ x 13″ baking dish with cooking spray. Return skillet on medium-high heat and add ground meat. Cook for 7 – 10 minutes, breaking into pieces and stirring occasionally. Transfer to a bowl with cooked vegetables from a previous step. Add remaining ingredients, except 1/2 cup cheese. Stir well and transfer mixture to a prepared baking dish and level with spatula.
  3. Bake covered for 40 minutes, then sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese and bake uncovered for another 15 minutes. Serve hot.

Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze leftovers for up to 3 months.

Freeze: Assemble, tightly wrap with plastic and then foil, and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight and bake as per instructions + 15 minutes.

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Hi, I’m Olena and this is my healthy family recipes blog. Originally from Ukraine, I now live on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia. I’m here to help you with “What’s for dinner?”.

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