Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

Loaded with quinoa, spices, black beans, corn, green chili and cheeses – these stuffed peppers give you a healthy, balanced meal.

Loaded with quinoa, spices, black beans, corn, green chili and cheeses – these stuffed peppers give you a healthy, balanced meal.

Do you need a dinner that’s sure to please meat-lovers and vegetarians alike?

This Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers recipe is a family favorite.

Happy Monday everyone! I surely hope your morning is going better than mine. I am literally sitting here at work in my “never seen a day of yoga” yoga pants, no makeup on and my hair is in an untamed curly mess, I was an hour and a half late thanks to children needing rides and so on. What? Yes, Miss Emma is car-less thanks to her getting a lovely SECOND ticket within six months and the state has suspended her license for the next three months. So, literally, at this point today I am proud that I am showered and have a bra on! I know some of y’all feel me on this!?!?!?

So, since it’s my crazy life and I am sitting here writing this draft of my post before I start my day at work I am realizing that not only am I having a rough morning-I haven’t had my tea or breakfast – and that means I am starving and it’s time to focus on food or what will be for dinner in my case!

Loaded with quinoa, spices, black beans, corn, green chili and cheeses – these stuffed peppers give you a healthy, balanced meal.

These bell peppers are loaded with protein, veggies and healthy grains. It is one of my favorite dishes that provides all the nutrition you need for a healthy well balanced meal – even it is only 10 o’clock in the morning!

Step 1

In a large bowl, combine quinoa, green chilies, corn, beans, tomatoes, pepper jack cheese, feta cheese, cilantro, cumin, garlic, onion, chili powder and Carrie’s seasoning.

Step 2

Spoon the filling into each bell pepper cavity; pack it in and make it heap and top with cheeses.

Step 3

Bake about 25-30 minutes.

Step 4

Serve immediately and enjoy!

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Loaded with quinoa, spices, black beans, corn, green chili and cheeses – these stuffed peppers give you a healthy, balanced meal.
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Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

Loaded with quinoa cooked in chicken stock, spices, black beans, corn, green chili and cheeses – but it becomes even more delectable once it's stuffed into sweet bell peppers and roasted to perfection. A dinner that’s sure to please meat-lovers and vegetarians alike!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword bell pepper, black bean, cheese, cilantro, corn, feta, green chili, mexican, pepperjack
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 peppers

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 7-ounce can green chilies
  • 1 can corn drained
  • 1 can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 can petite diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • ¾ cup feta cheese crumbles
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 8 bell peppers tops cut, stemmed and seeded
  • 1/3 cup of shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, combine quinoa, green chilies, corn, beans, tomatoes, cheeses, cilantro, and seasonings.Spoon the filling into each bell pepper.
  3. Place on the baking dish, stuffing side up and bake until the peppers are tender and the filling is heated through, about 25-30 minutes.
  4. During the last 5 minutes of baking add about 1 teaspoon of cheddar cheese to the top of each pepper.
  5. Serve immediately.


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