Stuffed Peppers with Quinoa

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 365.5
  • Total Fat: 8.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 45.0 mg
  • Sodium: 229.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 44.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 9.8 g
  • Protein: 26.9 g

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Green peppers stuffed with quinoa, corn, and ground beef (or ground turkey) Green peppers stuffed with quinoa, corn, and ground beef (or ground turkey)
Number of Servings: 2


    1 cup Diced Tomatoes, No Salt Added, undrained
    1/2 cup Water
    1/4 cup Quinoa
    2 Bell Peppers
    6 oz (96 % Extra Lean) Ground Beef
    1/2 cup Onion, chopped
    1.5 tsp Dried Parsley
    1 tsp Paprika
    1/8 tsp Salt
    1/4 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
    1/8 tsp Black Pepper (Ground)
    1.5 Cloves Garlic, minced
    1 cup Tomato Sauce, No salt added
    1/3 cup Frozen corn, thawed
    1/4 cup Reduced Fat Cheddar Cheese, Shredded


Preheat oven to 350d.
Drain diced tomatoes and reserveg juice; set aside.
In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add quinoa. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
Cut peppers in half lengthwise and remove seeds.
In a large, deep stock pot, cook peppers in boiling water for 3-5 minutes.
Drain and rinse in cold water, then lay upside down on paper towels to dry.
In a large skillet, cook the beef, onion, parsley, paprika, salt, pepper flakes andblack pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink.
Add garlic and cook 1 minute longer.
Stir in 1/2 can (about 1/2 cup) tomato sauce, corn, quinoa and tomatoes; heat through.
Spoon beef mixture into pepper halves.
Place in a deep baking dish coated with cooking spray. Combine the reserved tomato juice and remaining tomato sauce; pour over peppers.
Cover and bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until peppers are tender.
Remove cover, sprinkle with cheese and bake 5 more minutes or until cheese is melted.

Serving Size: Makes 2 servings

Number of Servings: 2

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KCHRISTY6.

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