Loaded with protein, healthy grains, and veggies, these southwestern quinoa stuffed peppers are a healthy balanced meal for the family.
A delicious meal made with fresh red bell peppers stuffed with protein-packed quinoa, fiber-rich black beans, combined with a southwestern-style blend of spiced and herbs, and topped with creamy mozzarella cheese.
I grew up on stuffed peppers. My mother’s recipe was a simple combination of white rice, tomato sauce and ground beef, and although it was delicious I love up-cycling old recipes! Since I’m a huge fan of quinoa I substituted plain rice with this nutty grain and added an earthy blend of tex-mex flavours.
These southwestern quinoa stuffed peppers are incredibly filling and hearty, making them an ideal vegetarian option for the family. For meat-lovers, simply saute some ground beef and add it to their personalized stuffed peppers.