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Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

 
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Colorful, healthy, and delicious!

Yield

6

servings

Prep

30

min

Cook

15

min

Ready

45

min

 

Ingredients

6 sweet bell peppers
(any color, I like to choose at least one of each color!)
2 cups quinoa
3 tomatoes
diced (or 12 ounces can of diced tomatoes)
1 cup corn
1 sweet vidalia onions
½ cup red beans
cooked, or canned
½ cup black beans
cooked, or canned
¾ cup monterey jack cheese
cubed
*
1 can black olives
canned
*
4 basil
leaves
*
3 cloves garlic
(minced)
1 teaspoon salt
¾ cup spaghetti sauce
½ cup water
4 tablespoons Parmesan cheese

Directions

Preheat oven to 375F.

Cook quinoa according to package instructions. (Usually entails placing quinoa with 4C of water in a pot, and bring it to a boil. Then simmer quinoa, until water is absorbed. I used chicken or vegetable broth sometimes for flavor!)

Add all ingredients (except water and spaghetti sauce) in a bowl; mix. Add cubed cheese last.

Add water and sauce together, and pour over the quinoa mix (BUT: save about ½ cup of mixture for the end of the recipe).

Boil each bell pepper for 3 minutes (after de-seeding).

When done boiling, sprinkle each pepper inside with a touch of salt, and turn over to drain.

Stuff each bell pepper with quinoa mix.

Top each bell pepper with some of the leftover water/sauce mixture and top with parmesan cheese (or other cheeses that you have in the fridge are good, too!)

Bake for about 15 minutes.

ENJOY!!!

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Comments

solint

Substitute roasted poblano a instead of green peppers if you like spicier food. I have also added olives to the stuffing.

almost 9 years ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 481g (17.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 40415% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 555mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 25%
Dietary Fiber 11g 42%
Sugars g
Protein 31g
Vitamin A 23% Vitamin C 598%
Calcium 14% Iron 41%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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