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


  • 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



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


Preheat oven to 350 F


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.


While quinoa is cooking, wash peppers, broccoli.


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


Chop broccoli, onion and garlic.


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


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


Mix in black beans to sauté veggies.


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


Repeat for each pepper (capsicum).


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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