Quinoa Stuffed Bell Pepper

There will be looks of envy from the meat-eating crowd when you serve this colorful and delicious entrée of Bell Peppers stuffed with Quinoa, Green Chilies, and Tomatoes!

Dinner, Meal Prep, Side Dish, Vegetarian

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 bell peppers tops cut, stemmed and seeded
  • 1-2 cups cooked Quinoa
  • 1 can of Green Chilies
  • ½ cup Diced Tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp Cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon Onion powder or use 1-2 tbsp of fresh Red Onion
  • ½ teaspoon Chili powder
  • Salt/Pepper
  • Optional (if carbs and fat are allowed at the meal): black beans or cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cooked quinoa, green chilies, tomatoes, cilantro, cumin, garlic, onion, chili powder, salt, pepper, and phase appropriate amount of black beans/feta at the end after each portion is measured out if you’d like to add.
  3. Spoon the filling into the bell pepper. Place in oven safe dish, cavity side up and bake until the peppers are tender and the filling is heated through. About 20-30mins.

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