Here’s a simple and tasty recipe for Stuffed Bell Peppers

Ingredients:

  • 4 large bell peppers (any color)
  • 1 pound (about 450g) ground beef or turkey
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa or rice
  • 1 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup corn kernels (fresh, frozen, or canned)
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar, Monterey Jack, or your choice)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil for cooking
  • Fresh cilantro or parsley for garnish (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the Oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  1. Prepare Bell Peppers:
  • Cut the tops off the bell peppers and remove the seeds and membranes. Lightly brush the outside of the peppers with olive oil.
  1. Cook Ground Meat:
  • In a skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef or turkey until browned. Drain excess fat if needed.
  1. Add Vegetables and Seasoning:
  • Add diced onion and minced garlic to the skillet. Sauté until the onions are softened. Stir in diced tomatoes, black beans, corn, ground cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Cook for a few minutes until well combined.
  1. Combine with Quinoa or Rice:
  • Stir in the cooked quinoa or rice and half of the shredded cheese. Mix everything together until the cheese is melted, and the filling is well combined.
  1. Stuff the Peppers:
  • Stuff each bell pepper with the meat and quinoa/rice mixture, pressing it down gently. Top each stuffed pepper with the remaining shredded cheese.
  1. Bake:
  • Place the stuffed peppers in a baking dish. Bake in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes or until the peppers are tender.
  1. Garnish and Serve:
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro or parsley if desired. Serve the stuffed bell peppers hot.
  1. Enjoy:
  • Enjoy your delicious and hearty Stuffed Bell Peppers!

Feel free to customize the filling with your favorite ingredients, such as diced jalapeños, black olives, or different types of cheese. Stuffed bell peppers make for a satisfying and nutritious meal.

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