Brighten up your day with these flavorful and easy to make stuffed peppers.  They are packed with plant protein from quinoa and black beans.  I used dry beans which I like to soak and cook on weekends to have plenty ready to go for meals the entire week.  You can use canned/boxed beans instead.

I find the easiest way to make dry beans is in my slow cooker.  I rinse then soak them the night before, drain and rinse, add to slow cooker with spices, garlic and onions, then set to low for the day (8-10 hours).   I also used my rice cooker to make the quinoa.

  • Prep Time15 min
  • Cook Time45 min
  • Total Time1 hr
  • Yield4
  • Serving Size1 pepper
  • Energy390 cal
  • Cuisine
    • American
    • Mexican
  • Course
    • Main Course
  • Suitable for Diet
    • Gluten Free
    • Low Lactose
    • Low Salt
    • Vegan
    • Vegetarian
    • Weight Loss Program
    • Lifestyle Program

Ingredients

  • 2 cups black beans, cooked or canned
  • 1 cup quinoa, dry
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 bell peppers
  • 1 head broccoli
  • 1 onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ½ tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive or coconut oil

Directions

1

Soak beans and prepare as above ahead of time, or rinse from canned.

2

Preheat oven to 350 F

3

Cook quinoa by adding the dry grain to 2 cups of water. Use rice cooker or cook on stove.  Simmer for 30 minutes until water is absorbed.

4

While quinoa is cooking, wash peppers, broccoli.

5

Slice tops off of peppers  and chop flesh around stem.  Remove seeds and place to the side.

6

Chop broccoli, onion and garlic.

7

Add olive/coconut oil to sauté pan and heat to medium.  Add onion, peppers, garlic and spices (chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper).

8

Sauté until soft, about 5-8 minutes.  About 3-4 minutes in, add broccoli.

9

Mix in black beans to sauté veggies.

10

Once quinoa is ready, place in the bottom of the pepper then scoop in bean/veggie mix.

11

Repeat for each pepper (capsicum).

12

Place on baking sheet and bake for about 6-8 minutes until pepper is a bit soft. Serve and enjoy!

additions & substitutions

Weight Loss & Lifestyle Program:

Add in one of the following lean proteins/serving:

  • Add 3-4 oz chicken, meat, or tofu
  • Add 4-6 oz fish or shellfish
 
  • Serving Size1 pepper
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories390
  • % Daily Value*
  • Total Fat8 g10.26%
  • Trans Fat1 g
  • Cholesterol0 mg0%
  • Sodium480 mg20.87%
  • Total Carbohydrate66 g24%
  • Dietary Fiber15 g53.57%
  • Total Sugars9 g
  • Protein18 g36%

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