Quinoa Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Looking for an easy Quinoa Stuffed Peppers recipe? Learn how to make Quinoa Stuffed Peppers using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jkc715nyc

Makes 6 servings



http://lowcaloriecooking.about.com/od/dinnerentrees/r/quinoastuffedpeppers.htm original recipe called for parmesan cheese.

Recipe Ingredients for Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

3 large green bell peppers
8 oz (1/2 pound) ground sirloin
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup finely chopped carrot
1 clove garlic, finely minced
1 cup cooked quinoa
14 oz. diced tomatoes
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
2 tbsp finely chopped fresh basil
1/2 cup shredded fresh mozzarella cheese

Recipe Directions for Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.

  2. Slice the green bell peppers in half vertically, and remove the pulp and seeds from the inside. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, and add the bell peppers. Boil for 5 minutes, then remove the peppers from the water, and set aside.

  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, and add the hamburger. Break up the hamburger with a fork, and cook until the hamburger is no longer pink. Remove the hamburger, and set aside. Add the onion, carrot, and garlic to the pan, and cook 4-5 minutes, until vegetables are tender. Return the hamburger to the pan, and add the cooked quinoa, tomatoes, salt, and pepper. Continue cooking for 3-4 minutes, until heated through. Remove from the heat, and add the fresh basil.

  4. Place the green pepper halves on a baking dish, and fill each cavity with about 3/4 cup of the quinoa mixture. Bake for 15 minutes.

  5. Set the oven to the broil setting. Sprinkle the parmesan cheese evenly over the stuffed peppers, and broil for 2 minutes, until lightly browned.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 253.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
249
Calories from Fat
67
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.4g
11%
Saturated Fat
2.9g
14%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Sodium
187mg
8%
Potassium
681mg
19%
Total Carbohydrates
29.0g
10%
Dietary Fiber
5.1g
20%
Sugars
6.5g
Protein
15.9g
Vitamin A 95% Vitamin C 192%
Calcium 11% Iron 16%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • High in manganese
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
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