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Quinoa Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Course Vegetarian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
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.