SPANISH QUINOA STUFFED PEPPERS

Simple Healthy Spanish Quinoa Stuffed Peppers made with less than 10 ingredients! Full of fiber and protein and big on flavor! A healthy, yummy, and gluten-free entrée that will please the whole family. Protein‎: ‎14.4g Fiber‎: ‎11.5g Fat‎: ‎3.4g

INGREDIENTS

1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained

2 cups water

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 small onion, diced

2 cloves garlic,

Minced meat (we used ground turkey breast)

1 cup or can diced tomato

Salt and ground black pepper to taste

3 bell peppers, tops cut off and seeded

 

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a deep baking dish with aluminum foil.
  2. Mix quinoa and water together in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water is absorbed, about 15 minutes.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion and garlic until fragrant and slightly translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Add Ground Turkey and tomato; cook until slightly tender, 5-7 minutes. Add water if needed; cover and simmer until vegetables have softened, about 10 more minutes.
  4. Stir quinoa into mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Fill bell peppers with quinoa-vegetable mixture. Place peppers in prepared baking dish. Cover dish with aluminum foil.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until bell peppers are slightly tender, about 18 minutes. Remove aluminum foil cover; sprinkle peppers with mozzarella cheese. Bake until cheese is bubbling and melted, about 5 more minutes.