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Southwestern Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

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Southwestern Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
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Southwestern Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Added by: on Feb 15th, 2013
The southwestern style beans gives this dish its heat. If you can’t find this variety you can substitute plain black beans and add a tablespoon of finely diced jalapeño.= and increase the broth by 1/2 cup.
Rating:
5
Prep Time:
10 min
Cook Time:
35 min
Ready In:
45 min

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Original Recipe Yield: 4 servings
 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • can 1 15-oz southwestern black beans with jalapeño and lime
  • 1 cup fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked
  • 1 lime
  • 1/2 cups grated reduced-fat pepper Jack cheese, divided
  • 4 large bell peppers, halved lengthwise, ribs removed
Nutrition Facts
Southwestern Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Servings Per Recipe: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 324

  • Total Fat: 10 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 3.2 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 11 mg
  • Sodium: 1330.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 46.7 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 12.6 g
  •     Sugars: 5.7 g
  • Protein: 16 g
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Directions:

1

Prepare Quinoa according to package directions.

2

In a separate pan heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, cook until onions are translucent and garlic is fragrant.  Add cumin and sauté 1 minute.

3

Stir in can of black beans and broth, cook for about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low, and add fresh spinach, continue to cook until spinach is wilted.

4

Add cooked quinoa to pan and stir to combine.  Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

5

Preheat oven to 350°F.

6

Fill each bell pepper half with heaping of quinoa mixture, top with cheese, and place in baking dish.

7

Bake 30 minutes or until pepper is to desired firmness.  Let stand 5 minutes. Transfer stuffed peppers to serving plates, and drizzle each with fresh squeezed lime before serving.

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Jennifer Bu

Jennifer Bu

By: Jennifer Bu on Mar 8th, 2013
Rating:
0
Stuffed peppers are my favorite. Always trying something new with them! great recipe

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