Every year I sound like a broken record as I declare that each winter is the one that will never end, because it always feels like that, even in March and now April. Comfort food can often improve my mood. and although this dish is not the most photogenic, or at least I was in too much of a rush to spend much time with plating and lighting, it is a balanced, substantial and comforting meal.
Vegetables, grains and legumes are all baked together in the same dish with lots of grated cheese. I usually go light on the cheese, but there are times when a cheesy dish is just the thing to cheer you up and fill a grumbling tummy. Besides, I don't feel too guilty at all because of the nutrients that are scooped onto the dinner plate. I suggest serving with a refreshing lightly dressed leafy green salad to complete the meal. You may also wish to serve with a few dollops of sour cream for some extra decadence and maybe some crusty bread or cornbread if you are feeding a small crowd. Either way, frigid temperatures and dreary weather won't be the focus of your attention after a few forkfuls of this.
|Black Bean and Quinoa Chili Casserole|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Published on April 17, 2013
Rich, delicious and comforting spiced bean and vegetable baked casserole with quinoa and loads of cheese — a complete meal
More comforting casseroles you are sure to enjoy from Lisa's Kitchen:
Pasta and Goat Cheese Casserole with Black Olives
Azuki Bean Casserole
Baked Tempeh & Japonica Rice Casserole
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