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Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe Dish

Mexican Quinoa Stuffed
Bell Peppers

Loaded with healthy protein, veggies and great flavour, these stuffed peppers provide the nutrition your family needs for a healthy, balanced meat-free meal. For the meat eaters, offer a grilled chicken breast or fish on the side.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes Cooking Time: 30 Minutes Recipe Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

Yellow, Orange and Red Bell Peppers
  1. 6 Ontario Greenhouse bell peppers (red, yellow or orange)
  2. 3 cups (720 mL) cooked quinoa
  3. 1 fresh jalapeño, diced
  4. 1 cup (240 mL) corn niblets
  5. 1 cup (240 mL) canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  6. 1/2 cup (120 mL) shredded pepper jack cheese (milder cheese can be substituted for less heat)
  7. 1/3 cup (90 mL) finely diced peppers
  8. 3 tbsp (45 mL) chopped cilantro
  9. 1 tsp (5 mL) ground cumin
  10. 1 tsp (5 mL) garlic powder
  11. 1/2 tsp (3 mL) onion powder
  12. 1/2 tsp (3 mL) chili powder
  13. 1/2 tsp (3 mL) each salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9 x 13 baking dish with parchment paper or spray with oil spray.
  • Wash the peppers, cut off the tops approximately ½" below the stem; remove seeds and ribs. Save the tops and roast along with the whole peppers. Trim a very thin piece off the bottom of the peppers to allow them to sit upright in the baking pan (be careful not to make a hole as the filling will ooze out).
  • Place peppers in baking dish; roast for ½ hour empty. Remove from oven.
  • In the meantime in a large bowl, combine quinoa, jalapeño, corn, beans, cheese (retain a little for topping), cilantro, cumin, garlic, onion and chili powder; salt and pepper to taste.
  • Spoon the filling into each bell pepper half. Top with the remaining cheese.
  • Bake until peppers are tender and filling is heated through, approximately 30 minutes.
  • Serve immediately.