Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

Recipe by Lakerdog2
READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 4
YIELD: 4 peppers
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cook bell peppers in boiling water for 3-4 minutes to soften a little. (I did this because I was short on time and wanted to decrease baking time. You can of course, skip this and just stuff the raw peppers, then bake.).
  • Cook Quinoa in chicken broth, NOT water!
  • In a saucepan, sautee onions, garlic and chopped bell pepper tops.
  • Add rest of ingredients and cook until warmed through.
  • Fluff quinoa when it's done and add to saucepan with everything else.
  • Stuff peppers with the mix.
  • Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes depending on the size of your peppers and how much they cooked when they were pre-boiled. They should take no more than 15 minutes for smaller peppers. If you stuffed the peppers raw, they will need to bake for 30-40 minutes. Put a few tablespoons of water in the bottom of the dish too.).
  • NOTE: I wanted to add olives, but had none, so those would be good too. Some cheddar cheese would be great too.
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