Heat oven to 350°F. Really delicious recipe. … Added a bit of cumin just because. Fill peppers with meat mixture; place in shallow baking dish. Mix first 5 ingredients just until blended. My husband and I are trying to eat healthier so I used ground turkey instead of beef. Halve each pepper lengthwise,leaving stems intact. DONE. Cut tops off peppers; remove and discard seeds. In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Cook until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Fill peppers with meat mixture; place in shallow baking dish. Quinoa adds crunch, corn lends sweetness and color, and red pepper flakes ratchet up the heat in these tender stuffed peppers. Pour and spread remaining tomato sauce into the bottom of an 8x8 casserole dish. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion until softened, 5 to 10 minutes. Over medium-high heat in a non-stick pan with olive oil, cook the onions until translucent, 4-5 minutes. I had fresh tomatoes so added them instead of canned. Tonight I used red peppers and pizza sauce rather than tomato sauce for a little change. This recipe is AMAZING. Serve and enjoy! Sprinkle with cheese; bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Stuff peppers with ground beef mixture. © 2020 Discovery or its subsidiaries and affiliates. I have always loved traditional Italian style stuffed peppers with hamburger, rice and tomato sauce. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). —Joyce Moynihan, Lakeville, Minnesota, Stuffed Peppers with Quinoa Recipe photo by Taste of Home. Divide into prepared peppers. It’s gluten and dairy free, and full of fresh ingredients! Sign up for the Recipe of the Day Newsletter Privacy Policy, Quinoa Power Bowls with Butternut Squash and Tahini Sauce, Roasted Sweet Potatoes Topped with Spiced Ground Beef and Pine Nuts, Gluten-Free Chocolate Cherry Peanut Butter Cookies, Quinoa and Vegetable Stuffed Peppers Recipe. My family loved it. Slice 1/2 inch from the tops of peppers and remove stems. Meanwhile, cut peppers in half lengthwise and remove seeds. Just what I was looking for! Combine the reserved tomato juice and remaining tomato sauce; pour over peppers. Fill peppers with meat mixture; place in shallow baking dish. Bake 50 min. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Cut tops off peppers; remove and discard seeds. Stand peppers upright in baking dish. Bake uncovered for approx 30 minutes, or until peppers are tender. I am on a diet, and this was a tasty, filling, meal! I agree with one other review that they are filling and 1/2 is plenty! Drain and rinse in cold water; invert onto paper towels. Mix first 5 ingredients just until blended. Bake 50 min. Place in a 13-in. These Crockpot Stuffed Peppers are easy to make, budget-friendly, and don’t skimp on the flavor! In a large bowl, combine beef mixture, salt, pepper, quinoa and sauce. Cook quinoa according to package directions; set aside. Top with pasta sauce. Stir in … This stuffed-pepper phase of mine was kick-started by the Mexican-style peppers that they serve for lunch at Bacco’s, which are filled with quinoa and black beans, and topped with cheese and enchilada sauce. Healthy, tasty, attractive dish! In a large skillet, cook the beef, onion, parsley, paprika, salt, pepper flakes and pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add to a large mixing bowl and set … I did the vegetarian version, (because I was trying to clean out my produce in my fridge) with out any meat, but added a can of black beans instead. Add ground beef and cook until it is no longer pink, then add the tomato sauce and cooked quinoa. Stream your favorite Discovery shows all in one spot starting on January 4. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. The green bell peppers are stuffed with organic quinoa, lean ground beef, quality ground pork … Stuff peppers with beef mixture. Stir in one can tomato sauce, corn, quinoa and tomatoes; heat through. I don't care for green peppers so I used red, orange and yellow. Prepare Mexican quinoa according to instructions in this recipe. Bake 15 minutes more, or until tops of stuffed peppers are browned. Cut tops off peppers; remove and discard seeds. In a large skillet, cook the beef, onion, parsley, paprika, salt, pepper flakes and pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. These stuffed bell peppers have quinoa that’s flavored with fresh lemon for a fresh, light flavor. Excellent recipe! … Mix well and gently add in cooked quinoa. Remove and discard seeds. I made it exactly per the directions. Remove … Definitely a keeper. I did some changes though. And instead of the regular diced tomatoes, I added Rotel diced tomatoes with green chillies (I'm a sucker for spicey stuff) This was kind of a whim recipe with the leftover veggies, and it is now my favorite! If you’ve been looking for a tasty and colorful dinner dish that is gluten and dairy free – you’ll love this recipe for beef and quinoa stuffed peppers. In a large saute pan, cook ground beef, onions, and garlic until beef is browned. Spoon the beef quinoa mixture into each bell pepper and place in a large casserole dish. Into ground beef, stir lemon juice and zest, tomato sauce, cooked quinoa and spices. Cover the peppers with foil and return to the oven for another 20 minutes. Top with marinara sauce. This is a great recipe. Add … I used red peppers and instead of plain quinoa I used a quinoa/brown rice 'Near East' brand boxed product. Cook quinoa according to package directions. I stuffed the peppers halfway with that mixture, added goat cheese then topped them with more of the quinoa mixture – makes for a nice warm, soft goat cheese surprise in the middle! Wow I really enjoyed this recipe. Spoon the quinoa mixture into the pepper halves. Spoon into pepper halves. Add the garlic and onions.Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, until fragrant. Top with marinara sauce. The aroma was intoxicating.… Place cut and cleaned bell peppers in a baking tray. These stuffed peppers with quinoa and ground beef can be a project, or, if you don’t have the time, something that can be assembled in parts over multiple days. This is one of my favorite recipes using quinoa that I have made. With that said, I decided to sub quinoa for the rice as it is a healthier replacement. Cover with foil, and bake 40 minutes. I can remember from my childhood, entering the neighbor's house across the street when she was making stuffed peppers. These beef and quinoa stuffed peppers are a healthy and colorful dinner dish. Stir in chili powder, cumin, paprika and cayenne and cook for an additional 30 seconds. Substitute: Substitute cooked long-grain brown rice for the quinoa. Uncover, and sprinkle each pepper with 1 tablespoon of remaining cheese. to 1 hour or until meat mixture is done (160°F). Spring asparagus is added along with quartered heirloom cherry tomatoes. Bake 10 minutes. I accidentally added a 15 oz can of tomato sauce when the recipe called for 8 oz, so I was concerned how that would taste but it was delicious. Heat oven to 375°F. Add the ground beef* and tomato paste; season with the spice blend and S&P.Cook, breaking the … Cut the bell peppers in half and scrape out the seeds, membranes and ribs so that the pepper is completely clean. Uncover and bake another 15 minutes longer or until peppers are tender. Cover tightly with foil. Also, the tomato sauce I had on hand was NOT salt-free, so I can't say how no-salt tomato sauce would have changed the flavor. Heat 1 minute. All rights reserved. Brush with a little bit of olive oil. These Mexican-Style Quinoa Stuffed Peppers are so easy to make and … The fillings for stuffed peppers are limited only by the cook's imagination. to 1 hour or until meat mixture is done (160°F). baking dish coated with cooking spray. I used red peppers and canned corn because that is what I had on hand and they were great! Not only is quinoa … I've made these several times and they are always a hit. While the typical stuffing includes ground beef and rice, home cooks have developed many creative versions over the years. Taste of Home is America's #1 cooking magazine. I also used canned corn since I didn't have frozen; worked very well. Add quinoa. Add ground beef and break up as it browns, 3-4 minutes. This Cajun Beef and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers is pure Cajun-inspired goodness; deliciousness. I had green, orange and red peppers so used them all. I’ve made stuffed peppers before, but I used rice and ground beef. Set aside. This time I wanted to try the same dish, but use the super-food of quinoa as the base for the filling (I used a mixture of white and red quinoa). Add … Baked the peppers a bit longer than recommended as they were too crispy after 35 minutes. Stir in ¾ cup of cheese. They turned out amazing! You could cook the ground beef in 20 minutes one day, the quinoa in 15 on another day and then spend 30 minutes assembling and baking on a third. Prep the Quinoa and Bell Peppers Step 1 Cook quinoa per instructions on package (1/2 cup raw quinoa to 1 1/2 cups water) Step 2 Cut off tops of bell pepper about 1/2 inch below stem. x 9-in. Grab a large bowl and add your ground chicken (or turkey or beef), black beans, tomatoes, quinoa (or cooked brown rice or cauliflower rice), spices, and cheese, then stir to combine. Cover and bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until peppers are tender. Substitute: Substitute cooked long-grain brown rice for the quinoa. Add in tomatoes and let simmer for 5 minutes. 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