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Southwestern Turkey Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 55 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 7 peppers 1x
  • Category: Gluten Free, Poultry, Easy Dinner Recipes,

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 large chipotle pepper, minced (from can of chipotle peppers in adobe sauce)
  • 1 lb. ground lean turkey
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 15 oz. Muir Glen diced fire roasted tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3/4 cup frozen corn
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, diced
  • 1/2 cup dried quinoa
  • 7 large bell peppers, tops cut off and seeds removed (assorted colors)
  • 3/4 cup shredded colby jack cheese
  • optional garnish: sliced green onions, diced cilantro, sliced avocado

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a small saucepan add 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil and add quinoa. Cover. Bring to a boil and then reduce to simmer for 10-13 minutes until water is evaporated. Fluff with a fork and set aside.
  3. Heat a large saute pan to medium high heat. Add olive oil and diced onions.
  4. Saute onions until translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add garlic and chipotle peppers to onion mixture, saute for 1 minute.
  6. Add in ground turkey, cook until no longer pink. Approximately 5-7 minutes.
  7. Next, add in smoked paprika, cumin, salt, ground pepper, fire roasted tomatoes, black beans, corn, and fresh cilantro. Cook until liquid is evaporated, about 4-5 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
  8. Add turkey mixture to a bowl with quinoa and toss to mix.
  9. Place peppers in a 13×9 baking dish open side up. Stuff with turkey quinoa mixture.
  10. Bake for 40 minutes.
  11. Remove from oven and top each pepper with 1 tablespoon of shredded cheese. Place back in oven and cook until cheese is melted, another minute.
  12. Serve! Top with fresh cilantro, green onions, and avocado.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 pepper
  • Calories: 262
  • Sugar: 6 g
  • Sodium: 438 mg
  • Fat: 9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 22 g
  • Fiber: 6 g
  • Protein: 23 g
  • Cholesterol: 44 mg