Beef and Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

Recipe by rosie316
READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Bring 2 cups water to a boil in 2 quart sauce pan, add toasted quinoa.
  • Return to a boil and cook over medium heat for 12-15 minutes until water is absorbed.
  • Remove from heat, fluff with fork, cover and let sit 15 minutes.
  • Pre-heat oven to 350* F.
  • Heat olive oil in skillet over med heat and add diced onion. Saute approx 3 minutes.
  • Add ground beef to skillet and cook until browned.
  • Meanwhile, cut tops off bell peppers (reserving tops), remove seeds and membranes.
  • When beef is browned, add the oregano, basil, salt, pepper and 1/2 can of tomato sauce. Mix well and gently add in cooked quinoa. Heat 1 minute.
  • Pour and spread remaining tomato sauce into the bottom of an 8x8 casserole dish.
  • Stuff meat and quinoa mixture into bell peppers, loosely add tops and place in dish.
  • Bake uncovered for approx 30 minutes, or until peppers are tender. Remove from oven and let rest 10 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!
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