Best Spanish Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers

Simple Spanish Quinoa Stuffed Peppers made with just 10 ingredients! Full of fiber, protein, and big on flavor! A healthy vegan and gluten free entree.

Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers

Yeild:

  • 7 Pointsplus, 9 Smartpoints
  • Makes 8 Servings
Ingredients :
1 medium onion, finely chopped (1 cup)
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 ribs celery, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
1 tablespoon ground cumin
2 cloves garlic, minced (2 teaspoon)
1 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach,
thawed and squeezed dry
2 15-ounce cans diced tomatoes, drained, liquid reserved
1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
3/4 cup quinoa
3 large carrots, grated (1 1/2 cups)
1 1/2 cups grated reduced-fat pepper Jack cheese, divided
4 large red bell peppers, halved lengthwise, ribs removed
Preparation:
Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and celery, and cook 5 minutes, or until soft. Add cumin and garlic, and saute 1 minute. Stir in spinach and drained tomatoes. Cook 5 minutes, or until most of liquid has evaporated.Stir in black beans, quinoa, carrots, and 2 cups water. Cover, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 20 minutes, or until quinoa is tender. Stir in 1 cup cheese. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Pour liquid from tomatoes in bottom of baking dish.Fill each bell pepper half with heaping 3/4-cup quinoa mixture, and place in baking dish. Cover with foil, and bake 1 hour. Uncover, and sprinkle each pepper with remaining cheese. Bake 15 minutes more, or until tops of stuffed peppers are browned. Let stand 5 minutes. Transfer stuffed peppers to serving plates, and drizzle each with pan juices before serving.
Nutritional Info :

 Per Serving: Calories 279, Carbs 36 g, Fat 10 g, Fiber 10 g, Protein 14 g

 

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