Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

Quino Stuffed Peppers

Quino Stuffed Peppers

I found this great recipe on Eat Yourself Skinny.  I love stuffed peppers and always make them with turkey burger, rice, and canned tomatoes.

This is a great twist for stuffed peppers.  Personally I think these taste better then the ones I normally make.

What you will need:

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
  • 1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes, drained, liquid reserved
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed, drained
  • 3/4 cup quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup Trader Joes Pepper Jack cheese
  • 4 large red bell peppers, halved lengthwise, ribs removed
  • Salt and pepper
Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat.  Saute onion, celery and jalapeno for about 5 minutes, until soft, then add cumin and garlic and cook for an additional minute.
Stir in drained tomatoes (reserving liquid) and cook for 5 minutes until most of the liquid has evaporated.
Stir in black beans, quinoa and 1 1/2 cups water.
Cover and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for about 20 minutes, or until quinoa is tender.  Stir in 1 cup of cheese and season with salt and pepper, if desired.
Preheat oven to 350 F and pour reserved liquid from tomatoes in the bottom of your baking dish.
Fill each halved bell pepper with 3/4 cup quinoa mixture and place in baking dish.
Cover with foil and bake 40 minutes.
Transfer stuffed bell peppers onto serving dish and drizzle pan juices over top.  Enjoy!
I left out the jalapeno’s and only used half the amount of the Pepper Jack Cheese.  When it comes to spicy I’m a wimp.
Thanks for the great recipe and dinner Eat Yourself Skinny.