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Mexican Stuffed Peppers with Quinoa

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"Quinoa, grass-fed beef, and beans make this a delicious meal your whole family will enjoy! If you love Mexican food, you will love these! I make extra ground beef and beans and freeze them to use in recipes like this; it cuts the prep time down significantly. Enjoy topped with sour cream."
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1 h 20 m servings 184
Original recipe yields 8 servings (8 stuffed bell pepper halves)


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  1. Combine water, quinoa, cilantro, chili powder, cumin, garlic pepper, and salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook until water is absorbed, about 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Set aside to cool slightly.
  3. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  4. Rub coconut oil on the outside of the bell pepper halves. Place 1/4 slice of pepper Jack cheese inside each bell pepper half.
  5. Add cooked beef, beans, and salsa to the saucepan with the cooked quinoa and stir thoroughly. Fill each bell pepper half with beef mixture and place on a baking sheet.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and place a 1/4 slice of pepper Jack cheese over each pepper. Return to the hot oven and bake until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes more.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You can add half a packet of taco seasoning or 1 tablespoon instead of the seasonings listed.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 184 calories; 9.4 16.3 9.5 24 486 Full nutrition

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Added in some spices to the beef as it cooked, glad I did! They were flavorful, but also still needed a touch of salt/ hot sauce depending on your style.

I made two changes. 1. I used olive oil instead of coconut oil. 2. I forgot black beans and realized too late. Great recipe! Good taste. The only thing that I wasn’t a huge fan of was the quinoa...