Black Bean and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

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Vegetarian stuffed peppers are hearty, healthy, and delicious!
It’s hard finding vegetarian main dishes that are not pasta or some kind of cheesy casserole (also usually with pasta!)  I mean there’s tofu, but that’s not always a real crowd pleaser.
vegetarian stuffed peppers
These stuffed peppers are chock full of veggies, quinoa, and black beans and use a delicious seasoning blend to bring them all together. Yes, there’s cheese, but it’s not a dish that is all about cheese. In fact, you could easily leave the cheese out and it’s still pretty delicious.
You can also customize this in a lot of ways. I like red and yellow peppers, but if you like green, go for it. Have brown rice instead of quinoa? I don’t see why that won’t work. Use chickpeas instead of black beans and any green you want.
If you have leftover filling, it makes a delicious dip for corn chips. In fact, I’ve made the filling and served it as a dip at parties and everyone thinks it’s amazing.
vegetarian stuffed peppers

Black Bean and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

These easy to make stuffed peppers make for a delicious vegetarian main dish that is unique and satisfying.
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon taco seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 10 ounce bag baby spinach
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 can black beans drained
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 4 bell peppers any color, halved lengthwise, seeds removed
  • 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a deep skillet, heat the oil to medium heat. Add the onions and cook until softened.
  • Add the garlic and seasonings and cook for another minute. Stir in the spinach and tomatoes. Stir until spinach is wilted.
  • Add the black beans and quinoa and 1 1/2 cups water.
  • Bring to a simmer, cover, and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Put the peppers in a baking dish and fill each with the filling. Drizzle a bit of water in the baking dish.
  • Cover tightly with foil and bake for 45 minutes.
  • Remove and sprinkle with the cheese.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until cheese is melted.
  • Serve immediately.
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