Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Quinoa So Good

1 ½ cups quinoa
1 pound ground beef
1 ½ teaspoon Montreal Steak Seasoning Salt
16 oz good spaghetti sauce
8 oz sour cream
8 oz cream cheese, softened
½ cup milk
1 small onion, chopped
10 oz frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Grease a 2-quart casserole. Cook quinoa according to package directions. Meanwhile brown beef and drain off fat. Add the Montreal seasoning salt and spaghetti sauce. Let simmer, uncovered for about 5 minutes.

In mixing bowl beat together the cream cheese and sour cream until smooth. Stir in the milk and onion. Place half of the cooked quinoa in the greased casserole dish, half of the meat mixture, and half of the cream cheese mixture, and all of the spinach. Repeat layers and top with cheddar cheese.

Bake at 350 until its heated through and cheese is melted on top - about 20 minutes.  Enjoy with a good glass of red wine.

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