Southwest Beef & Quinoa Stuffed Peppers make a hearty, healthy, protein packed meal that's amazingly delicious and quick and easy to prepare.

Southwest Beef & Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Course: Entree
Cuisine: Southwest
Keyword: healthy, quinoa, stuffed pepeprs
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 671 kcal
Author: Erin
These Southwest Beef & Quinoa Stuffed Peppers make a hearty, healthy, protein packed meal that's amazingly delicious and quick and easy to prepare.
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Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups bone broth or chicken stock
  • ¾ cup Bob's Red Mill Organic Quinoa Grain
  • 2 red bell peppers halved and seeded
  • 2 yellow bell peppers halved and seeded
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 onion diced
  • 4 green onions thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 ½ teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cumin
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 limes cut into wedges

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bring broth and a pinch of salt to a boil in a small pot. Once boiling, add quinoa. Cover and cook on low heat for 15-20 minutes. Alternatively, you can cook it in the Instant Pot (see notes). 

  2. Arrange the pepper halves on a baking sheet and drizzle with 1 Tbsp. olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake until softened , 7-10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions, green onions and garlic, cook for 4-5 minutes, until softened. Add ground beef and break up as it browns, 3-4 minutes. Stir in chili powder, cumin, paprika and cayenne and cook for an additional 30 seconds. Add in tomatoes and let simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in cooked quinoa and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Fill peppers with beef mixture and sprinkle with cheese. Bake 10 minutes. Serve with lime wedges on the side.

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Recipe Notes

Have an Instant Pot? Try cooking your quinoa in there! It's my favorite way to cook quinoa now. Find the simple instructions here

Nutrition Facts
Southwest Beef & Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 671 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Fat 41g63%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 105mg35%
Sodium 440mg19%
Potassium 1102mg31%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 2860IU57%
Vitamin C 209.9mg254%
Calcium 327mg33%
Iron 6.6mg37%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.