Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

These fun & colorful stuffed peppers are a fiesta for the eyes and the mouth 😉 It all starts with a delicious (and incredibly easy) Mexican-style quinoa filling with tons of flavor… stuffed in a pretty pepper package! By the time it takes the quinoa to cook, you can have everything prepped and ready to go. Then just let the oven do the work!

It’s a fun recipe to customize based on your own tastes or what you have on hand. Swap out the black beans for pinto beans, add a can of diced tomatoes for a juicier filling (we love this!), swap out the quinoa for rice, or add some spice with smoky chipotle, etc. They’re great served as is, or with any desired toppings (guacamole/avocado is my favorite). Hope you enjoy them too – let the pepper party commence!

Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

INGREDIENTS

STUFFED PEPPERS
  • 4 large bell peppers
  • 3/4 cup quinoa (dry, uncooked)
  • 15 oz. can black beans
  • 1 cup corn (I use frozen, thawed)
  • 2 green onions
  • 2/3 cup salsa
  • 2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast (I use this brand)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. chili powder


TOPPINGS OF CHOICE
  • Guacamole, salsa, dairy-free sour cream, hot sauce, etc.


INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions with 1 1/2 cups water/broth. (I often use vegetable broth in place of water for more flavor.)
  2. Meanwhile, halve bell peppers and remove stems, seeds and ribs.
  3. Rinse and drain black beans, thaw corn, and slice green onions.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, add cooked quinoa and all other ingredients except bell peppers. Stir to combine, and adjust taste if necessary (salt, more seasonings, nutritional yeast).
  5. Preheat oven to 350.
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