With my new "try to eat a little healthier" thing, I bought some quinoa. When I came across the Quinoa Stuffed Peppers Recipe from Undressed Skeleton I thought it sounded pretty good. I used that recipe as a guide, so check it out, but I wanted to use what I had on hand so I changed several things.
- 1 onion, chopped
- 4 pieces of celery, chopped
- chopped up spinach leaves - 1-2 cups
- 2 cans diced tomatoes, drained
- 1 15-oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 3/4 cup quinoa
- 1 cup water
I had 3 peppers and cut then in half top to bottom, to make 2 sides. Then filled them with the inners mix from above. Bake in a dish covered in foil for about an hour. Then add cheese to the top of each pepper and bake without foil until the cheese is melted, about 10 minutes.
Yum. The kids even liked it!
I had a bunch of quinoa inners mix leftover, so the next day I took that and made it into a soup by adding it to a couple of cans of tomato sauce with some of those noodles filled with cheese in it - tortalini? - anyways, it was super good.