Wednesday, September 16, 2015

healthy quinoa stuffed peppers

It's no secret that I love me some quinoa.  It's such a great alternative to rice or potatoes and it's so good for you too. Now ask my husband his opinion on quinoa and it will be much different, but he still eats my cooking so he gets some points for that.

Here's an easy, yummy recipe for stuffed peppers made with qunioa and ground turkey.  Enjoy!


6 large peppers - any color of your liking
1 lb of ground turkey - can be substituted with ground beef or ground chicken
1 cup of uncooked quinoa
1 can of red enchilada sauce
1 can of black beans
1 cup of shredded cheese of your choice + extra for topping  (I always use monterey jack)


Preheat your oven to 350.

Cook your quinoa in a separate pot according to the directions. In a separate skillet, brown your ground turkey.  

Cut the tops of your peppers off and discard. Clean out the insides and remove all seeds. Place your peppers inside a baking dish standing upright.

Once the turkey and the quinoa are cooked, mix them along with the rest of the ingredients in a bowl.  Scoop the mixture into each pepper and add shredded cheese to the top of each one.

Cover your baking dish with foil and bake in the oven for 45 minutes. Remove the dish and foil and sprinkle more shredded cheese on the tops and bake uncovered for another 5 minutes.

There you go, a super easy and pretty healthy dinner.  Happy Wednesday friends!

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