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Easy One Pot Quinoa Stuffed Pepper Recipe

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 min
  • cook_time Cook Time: 25 min
  • total_time Total Time: 30 minutes
  • yield Yield: 6 1x
  • category Category: Beef, Gluten Free, 30 Minutes, Kid Friendly
  • method Method: Stove
  • cuisine Cuisine: American

Description

This Easy One Pot Quinoa Stuffed Pepper Casserole is done in 30 minutes and is one of my favorite quinoa recipes! A quick dinner idea that has all the flavors of a classic stuffed pepper recipe. Made with quinoa, ground beef, peppers, Italian spices, fire roasted tomatoes and topped with cheese.

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 cup diced yellow onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 14 oz. diced fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dry basil
  • 1 teaspoon dry oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Instructions

  1. High a large skillet to medium high heat.
  2. Add avocado oil to the pan along with onions. Saute until translucent, about 2-3 minutes then add garlic and saute for 30 seconds.
  3. Next, add ground beef to the pan, breaking up with wooden spoon. Cook until no longer pink, approximately 3-4 minutes.
  4. Then add in green pepper, red pepper, tomato paste, quinoa, fire roasted tomato, beef broth, water, dry basil, dry oregano, fennel seeds, salt and pepper. Stir everything together.
  5. Cover and bring to boil. Reduce heat to simmer for 15 minutes.
  6. Once quinoa is cooked through top with 1 cup of shredded cheese and cover. Cook an additional 2 minutes until cheese is melted. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley.
  7. Serve.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups
  • Calories: 330
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Sodium: 570 mg
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 29 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 23 g
  • Cholesterol: 60 mg

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