Monday, September 18, 2017

Deconstructed Stuffed Peppers



I don't know about you but I like when a meal comes together fast, is super easy to make and is of course delicious!!  This meal just happens to be one of those meals and is a staple in my home.

Ingredients

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 can (540ml) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (540ml) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1cup corn
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 5 sweet peppers, I like using a variety of colours but you use what you like
  • salt and pepper to taste


Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 400F, cut up peppers into quarters and place in a baking dish covered with tin foil. Once the oven is heated put the peppers in for about 30 minutes or until cooked to your liking.
  • Over medium heat cook garlic and jalapeno for a minute or so in a little splash of water
  • Add in the quinoa ,broth, diced tomatoes, black beans, corn, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper to taste.  Stir everything together and then bring to a boil.  Once at a boil reduce to a simmer for 20 minutes or until the quinoa is cooked.
  • Squeeze in the lime juice and serve.


Makes 5 servings (1 cup of quinoa mixutre and 1 pepper) at 7 SmartPoints or Simply Filling

Topping ideas: avocado, cilantro, salsa

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