Beef & Quinoa Cheesy Stuffed Peppers Recipe

I LOVE stuffed peppers. My husband is more the take it or leave it kind of guy, but my kids go crazy for them as much as I do. They each want a whole pepper all to themselves. I often wonder if it is just because it looks fun to have a whole pepper like that sitting in front of you. Whatever the reason is, I am so glad that they love to eat their vegetables and this is a great way to pack all those nutrients in while making a one dish meal. It makes clean up so easy to do one-pot meals doesn’t it?

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Beef & Quinoa Cheesy Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Beef & Quinoa Cheesy Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 6 green peppers, al dente
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cracked black pepper
  • 1 cup mozzarella, shredded
  • 1 cup Quinoa, cooked
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cut tops off of peppers and strip our seeds and membranes.
  3. Fill a large stock pot about halfway full of water and bring to a rolling boil. Add peppers and boil for no longer than 4 minutes. Remove from water and add to 9x13 baking dish and allow to cool.
  4. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil and add 1 cup of uncooked Quinoa. Allow to simmer for about 15 minutes until cooked. Quinoa should still be somewhat firm but have the "spirally effect" that cooked quinoa has.
  5. Saute ground beef with garlic, onion powder, salt, pepper, cayenne and Italian seasoning. Once meat is browned, drain off excess fat.
  6. Mix seasoned cooked beef with tomato sauce, quinoa, and mozzarella in large mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly.
  7. Spoon meat mixture evenly into peppers that should already be in 9x13 baking dish. Top with Parmesan cheese.
  8. Bake in preheated oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 minutes.
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Lindsey S

Lindsey is a stay at home, work from home mom to six children eight years and younger. She homeschools and enjoys large family living. When Lindsey is not changing diapers, cleaning, and cooking meals in her awesome Instant Pot, she is DIY-ing her way around the house. Where she loves learning new skills, her heart is in sharing with other women the message of the Gospel and showing them how to instill those truths in the hearts of their children.

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