I love anything with the word "Enchilada" in the title. These Stuffed Enchilada Peppers were easily added to the list. They were quickly devoured by the family! There were a couple kids who just ate the filling, but the rest of them even ate the peppers. In my house, that's quite the accomplishment! My kids love their veggies - even brussel sprouts (gag!) but for some reason don't care much for peppers.
The Stuffed Enchilada Peppers are full of flavor and I love the texture the quinoa gives it. Love. That. Stuff!
4 bell peppers, cut in half from stem to bottom and seeds removed (I used all green this time)
1 cup quinoa, uncooked
1/2 medium onion, diced
2 cups chicken broth (or vegetable for a vegetarian version)
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained
1 (4 ounce) can green chiles, not drained
1 roma tomato, diced
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 (28 ounce) can red enchilada sauce
1 cup cheese, shredded (I used cheddar)
Combine chicken broth, quinoa, and onion in a medium sized pan. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low and cover the pan; let simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, or until all liquid is absorbed. Pour enchilada sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish and set aside. Place cut bell pepper on a microwave safe plate and cover with plastic wrap. Microwave for 2 to 3 minutes, then place on top of the enchilada sauce in the 9x13 inch baking dish (I microwaved 4 half peppers at a time). Place black beans, chiles, tomato, cilantro, salt and pepper in a large mixing bowl. Add cooked quinoa and mix well. Divide the mixture between the bell pepper halves, then sprinkle with cheese. Cut a piece of aluminum foil large enough to cover the pan. Spray with non-stick cooking spray and place over the pan. Bake the stuffed peppers at 350 for 25 minutes. Remove the foil covering and bake for an additional 5 minutes. To serve, top stuffed peppers with the enchilada sauce they were baked in.
Recipe from One Lovely Life.
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