Recipe for Nourish Cafe – Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Enjoy this wonderful easy to make protein packed recipe!

Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers
Serves: 8 servings
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes, drained, liquid reserved
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed, drained
  • ¾ cup quinoa
  • 1½ cups water
  • 1/2  cup Pepper Jack cheese
  • 4 large red bell peppers, halved lengthwise, ribs removed
  • Salt and pepper
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat. Sautee onion and celery for about 5 minutes, until soft, then add cumin and garlic and cook for an additional minute. Stir in drained tomatoes (reserving liquid) and cook for 5 minutes until most of the liquid has evaporated.
  2. Stir in black beans, quinoa and 1½ cups water. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for about 20 minutes, or until quinoa is tender. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and pour reserved liquid from tomatoes in the bottom of your baking dish.
  4. Fill each halved bell pepper with ¾ cup quinoa mixture, top with cheese and place in baking dish. Bake 40 minutes. Enjoy!
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