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Quinoa and Black Bean Stuffed Bell Peppers

Quinoa and Black Bean Stuffed Bell Peppers

This is for the days when you want to put together a quick meal with very little ingredients and with easy-to-grab pantry and grocery items.

It is also good for you. Veggies, grains, and legumes equals fiber, proteins, and nutrients! There’s also cheese in there for the calcium… just kidding. I put cheese on anything. It’s delicious.

Okay, if you look at my most recent recipes, which included a whole lot of desserts, pasta, and noodles, you would know that my December has not been a healthy one. That’s only showing what I put on the blog and it’s not even Christmas yet.

Anyway, quinoa and black bean stuffed bell peppers was just what I needed and it is so, so delish. I felt pretty good afterwards.

Now onto the recipe.

Quinoa, bell peppers, black beans, crushed tomatoes, cheese, and cilantro.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9 x 13 baking dish with parchment paper. Prepare your ingredients.

Quinoa, black beans, peppers, and cilantro in a bowl and topped with cheese.

In a large bowl, mix together the filling ingredients.

Stuffed bell peppers in a baking dish.

Fill each bell pepper half with filling. Place in the baking dish, cover with aluminum foil, and bake for 25-30 minutes.

Quinoa and Black Bean Stuffed Bell Peppers topped with cheese and cilantro.

Top with additional toppings if you would like.

The inside of a stuffed bell pepper cut in half.

Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Quinoa and Black Bean Stuffed Bell Peppers on a plate with sour cream.
Quinoa and Black Bean Stuffed Bell Peppers

Quinoa and Black Bean Stuffed Bell Peppers

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

An easy, healthy vegetarian recipe that is quick to put together. Sweet bell peppers are filled with fibre and protein-rich quinoa and black beans.

Ingredients

  • 4 large bell peppers, de-seeded; tops cut and chopped for the filling; the peppers cut in half lengthwise to hold the filling
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup pasta sauce (I used roasted garlic flavour)
  • ¼ cup cilantro, coarsely chopped, plus more for topping
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese, plus more for topping
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: sour cream or Greek yogurt as topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven at 350 degrees F. Line a 9 x 13 baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Cook quinoa according to package directions.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the cooked quinoa, black beans, chopped bell pepper tops, cheese, pasta sauce, cilantro, salt, and pepper.
  4. Pack each bell pepper with the filling. Place beside one another in the baking dish, cover with aluminum foil, and bake for 25-30 minutes, until peppers are tender.
  5. Top with additional cheese, cilantro, sour cream, and/or Greek yogurt if you would like. Serve immediately.

Notes

  • My quinoa took about 20 minutes to make. Your total time may be more or less depending on the package directions.
  • Recipe inspired and adapted from Damn Delicious’ Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 471

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Pat T

Thursday 21st of February 2019

Fixed these tonight and it was outstanding (with some additives). This is such an ez dish to make. I keep quinoa prepared because I use it several ways but I think next time I’ll add more black beans and some brown rice. My husband and I both loved the taste but I was still hungry afterwards. It is definitely a dish I’ll fix again - with a little extra stuff!

Marie | Yay! For Food

Thursday 21st of February 2019

Thank you for the review, Pat! It's definitely a recipe that you can adapt and make it your own. I'm glad that you gave these stuffed peppers a try!

Riva

Saturday 24th of December 2016

Yum! These look simple, clean, and healthy!! I love quinoa, and I'm pretty sure all my kids would love these too! Can't wait to try them!

Marie @ Yay! For Food

Saturday 24th of December 2016

Yay! I hope you do try them! Super easy! Thanks, Riva!

Romain

Thursday 22nd of December 2016

I love the combination of quinoa and black beans. Cheese and peppers can only make this better! And it's healthy even.

Marie @ Yay! For Food

Thursday 22nd of December 2016

It is! Thanks Romain!

Mikaela

Thursday 22nd of December 2016

These look fabulous!! We have been trying to have more vegetarian nights and these are perfect for that!

Marie @ Yay! For Food

Thursday 22nd of December 2016

We do the same in our house too! Vegetarian nights also helps us cut down the cost of groceries since meats can be so pricey!

Hola Croqueta

Wednesday 21st of December 2016

Yummmm! This looks so good! I sometimes eat red peppers like apples haha. Next time, I'll make this recipe instead!

Marie @ Yay! For Food

Thursday 22nd of December 2016

I hope you do! I love eating crunchy peppers too! Thanks!

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