Quinoa-Filled Stuffed Pepper Trio

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Quinoa is considered the supergrain of the future. Quinoa is high in protein, fiber, and iron, and it’s a rich source of magnesium. Not to mention quinoa is absolutely delicious!

Ingredients:

2 green bell peppers
2 red bell peppers
2 yellow bell peppers
2 tbsp. NOW Real Food® Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
3 cloves garlic, diced
1 tsp. ginger, diced
1 cup of Shitake mushrooms
½ sweet onion, diced
1 tbsp. soy sauce
3 large tomatoes, diced
1 lb. ground beef or turkey
½ tsp. black pepper
½ cup Living Now® Organic Quinoa, boiled for 20 min. in 1 cup water (cooled)
½ cup low sodium, low fat Swiss cheese, shredded
¼ cup water

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375° F.
  2. Cut the tops off the peppers and scoop out the seeds.
  3. In a medium sauté pan, melt 1 tbsp. of coconut oil.
  4. Add garlic, ginger, mushrooms, and onions with ½ tsp of soy sauce.
  5. Cook for 4 minutes and then add the chopped tomatoes.
  6. Add ¼ cup of water and cook on medium heat until the liquid has evaporated.
  7. In a separate medium sauté pan, add 1 tbsp. coconut oil on medium heat.
  8. Add ground meat, ½ tsp. of soy sauce, and ½ tsp. black pepper and sauté for 10 minutes or until fully cooked.
  9. Combine the meat mixture with the vegetable mixture and quinoa.
  10. Fill peppers with combined meat mixture.
  11. Top with 1 tbsp. of shredded Swiss cheese per pepper.
  12. Bake at 375° F for 15 minutes.
  13. Serve warm and enjoy!

 

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