By Kansas Living

Beefy Quinoa-Stuffed Bell Peppers

bell peppers recipe


  • 6 sweet red bell peppers, cut in half lengthwise, membranes and seeds removed, cooked in boiling water for 5 minutes, drained
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh oregano leaves, chopped, or ½tsp. dried basil leaves
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh basil leaves, chopped, or ½tsp. dried oregano leaves
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 14 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1/2-1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese


Preheat oven to 350° F.

In a large skillet over medium heat, sauté onions until softened.

Add garlic and ground beef; cook until beef is a safe internal temperature of 160° F, juices run clear, and all pink is gone.

Add tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, spices and quinoa; combine well and cook until hot throughout. Place cooked and drained bell pepper halves onto a greased baking sheet or into a large greased baking dish. Divide beef mixture evenly between bell pepper halves; top each with approx. 2 Tbsp. tomato sauce, then sprinkle each one with cheese.

Bake, covered, for 25-30 minutes, or until hot throughout, removing cover for last 10 minutes of baking time. Cheese should be hot and bubbly on top.

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