Quinoa Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers Recipe

 

Prior to a few months ago I had never tried a Quinoa Stuffed Peppers Recipe.  I have started to really love quinoa so when I found a recipe for quinoa stuffed peppers I knew it was going to be good.

When I started to make the recipe I realized that I was going to need to adjust it a bit so I started the trial and error process of making it what I like and what I had in the house.  That is the best part about stuffed pepper recipes, you can change them based on what you have at home.

Quinoa Stuffed Pepper Recipe

Ingredients

1 medium onion chopped
2 Tbs Olive Oil
2 Ribs of celery chopped
3 carrots peeled and chopped
4 cloves of garlic minced
2 Tsp Cyan Pepper
2 cans of diced tomatoes drained, liquid reserved
1 can of black beans rinsed and drained
3/4 cup of uncooked Quinoa
1/12 cups of water
1 10 OZ chopped spinach if frozen defrost before adding
4 large bell peppers halved lengthwise, ribs removed
Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

1. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
2. Saute onion, celery, carrot, and cyan pepper for about 5 mins or until soft.
3. Add cumin and garlic and cook for another minute.
4. Stir in spinach and drained tomatoes and cook for 5 mins.
5. Stir in black beans, quinoa, and water.
6. Cover and bring to a boil.
7. Reduce heat and simmer for about 20 mins or until quinoa is tender.
8. salt and pepper to taste.
9. Preheat over to 350 and pour reserved liquid from the tomatoes into a baking dish.
10. Fill each 1/2 of bell pepper with quinoa mixture and place into baking dish.
11. Cover with aluminum foil and bake 40 mins.
12. Drizzle juices over the peppers when serving them.

Quinoa Stuffed Pepper Printable Recipe

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Vegetarian
Servings: 8
Author: Melissa @ Living a Frugal Life

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 Tbs Olive Oil
  • 2 Ribs of celery chopped
  • 3 carrots peeled and chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 Tsp Cyan Pepper
  • 2 cans of diced tomatoes drained, liquid reserved
  • 1 can of black beans rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 cup uncooked Quinoa
  • 1/12 cups water
  • 1 10 OZ chopped spinach if frozen defrost before adding
  • 4 large bell peppers halved lengthwise, ribs removed
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Saute onion, celery, carrot, and cyan pepper for about 5 mins or until soft.
  • Add cumin and garlic and cook for another minute.
  • Stir in spinach and drained tomatoes and cook for 5 mins.
  • Stir in black beans, quinoa, and water.
  • Cover and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for about 20 mins or until quinoa is tender.
  • salt and pepper to taste.
  • Preheat over to 350 and pour reserved liquid from the tomatoes into a baking dish.
  • Fill each 1/2 of bell pepper with quinoa mixture and place into the baking dish.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and bake 40 mins.
  • Drizzle juices over the peppers when serving them.

 

The filling could make a great stuffed green pepper recipe too!

Be sure to check out more Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

 

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