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Black Bean, Sweet Potato and Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers


If you are looking to add some southwestern flair to tonight’s menu, this recipe for Stuffed Red Peppers will do just the trick! Though this recipe requires quite a few ingredients, it’s not too difficult to prepare.  The end result is both tasty and aesthetically pleasing–I always consider colorful plates as a good sign of a nutrient-rich meal. As an added bonus, this recipe is vegetarian and gluten-free.


Stuffed Peppers 2

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Black Bean, Sweet Potato, and Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

Ingredients: (1 Serving)

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 large yellow onion, diced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • 3/4 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 cups vegetable broth, divided
  • 1-15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and finely diced
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, if desired
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste if desired
  • 3 large red bell peppers, seeds removed and cut vertically
  • 3/4 cup reduced fat shredded colby jack cheese
You can find a detailed description of instructions for this recipe on the blog Ambitious Kitchen. Enjoy!


Original recipe published on Ambitious Kitchen.
Monique is the face behind the healthy-eats blog Ambitious Kitchen. Her recipes are a creative and delicious take on eating fresh. For more from Monique and all things Ambitious Kitchen, connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.


Author: Debra K

I believe we all have the right to enjoy incredible looking and tasting cuisine.

2 thoughts on “Black Bean, Sweet Potato and Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

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