Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Written by Laura B. on September 7th, 2014

Healthy Eating, Healthy Living, Recipes
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Who doesn’t enjoy quinoa? A perfect protein that doubles as a comfort food, I think it’s a food that can’t be beat! So when stuffed peppers sounded like the perfect supper idea, I decided to play around a bit with the recipe and it’s become a meal that we all love and no one complains about being hungry 20 minutes after we eat. And in a home where my children eat like hobbits, anything that fills them up is a success!

This recipe is different in that the sauce is more like a Sloppy Joe, but it’s comforting and is a quick, week-night supper. The filling freezes well and can be pulled out to stuff peppers whenever you happen on a good harvest!

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Serves: 4-6

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 4-6 bell peppers (depending on size and how full you want to have them stuffed)
  • 1 Tbsp. Worchestershire sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 cup ketchup (I use homemade ketchup because it isn’t as thick as storebought and makes a saucier filling.)
  • 2 Tbsp. mustard
  • Slices of Munster cheese for topping the peppers

Directions

  1. Cook the quinoa while you brown the meat.
  2. Add in the remaining ingredients (except the cheese) and cook until the meat is done and the onions tender.
  3. Stir in the quinoa.
  4. Chop the tops off the peppers and spoon the the filling. Use the pepper tops as a snack for your 3 year old who is, by this time, starving.
  5. Place a slice of cheese on top of each pepper.
  6. Bake the peppers at 350 degrees for 30 minutes and the cheese is bubbly and brown.

 

About The Author: Laura B.

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Laura is the Mama of Liam and Sylvi and blogs at Pug in the Kitchen

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