I love casseroles. I love mixing all the ingredients into a pan, and then popping it in the oven, only to have it emerge 45 minutes later fully cooked. There’s really nothing better! So when I had some apple sausages, a few apples, and some pork loin, this was what I came up with. It’s easy, yummy, has a bit of a kick, and has all the wonderful nutrients of quinoa!
This is a delicious gfcf, gluten free, family-friendly recipe! It is also (if you double check ingredients!) a wheat free, dairy free, soy free, egg free, tree nut free, peanut free, fish free, shellfish free, corn free, and top 8 allergen free recipe.
- 1 cup quinoa, rinsed well (rinse it in a sieve so it won’t be bitter)
- 1 package (12 oz) apple sausages
- 1 medium apple, cored and sliced
- 1 lb pork, cut into 1/2 – 1 inch cubes
- 1 1/2 cups broth, water, or stock
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
- 2 pinches kosher or sea salt
Preheat oven to 400 F
Combine all ingredients in a deep casserole dish. Stir well.
Cover tightly, and bake for 25 minutes.
Stir again, then recover and cook for about 20 minutes more. I slid in some broccoli to roast next to the casserole for the final 20 minutes.
Remove from oven, test quinoa for done-ness, then serve with roasted broccoli or a salad. A wonderfully warming meal for a cold winter day!