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Tasty Tuesday’s: Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed peppers have become one of our go-to meals when I’m feeling busy/stressed/tired/drained.  They’re so easy, scrumptious, and can be Mexican-inspired – which for me equals comfort food just like mi abuelita (in English: grandma) makes.  Dress them up or down, meat or veggy, make mini ones for appetizers, and fix extras for an easy lunch at work the next day.

What you need:

  • 1 lbs ground beef (I use grass-fed organic, omit for vegetarian)
  • 2 large bell peppers – halved and seeds removed
  • 1 large, sweet, yellow onion – chopped
  • 2 roma tomatoes – chopped
  • 1 avocado – sliced
  • 1 jalapeño – finely chopped
  • 1 serano pepper – finely chopped
  • 1 head cilantro
  • 3 cloves garlic – pressed
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil (can substitute vegetable or olive oil)
  • 1 cup quinoa

Set your quinoa to cook according to the packaging instructions.  A bit of coconut oil and a dash of sea salt in the water adds great flavor.

Start boiling a pot of water for the peppers – I do this instead of baking.  Once the water reaches a rolling boil add the peppers and let them boil for about 10 minutes.  Remove with a fork and place on a plate to let cool.

Meanwhile, in a skillet on medium heat add the coconut oil, ground beef, jalapeño, serano, onions, and garlic.  When the meat has mostly browned add the tomato and spices.  When the quinoa is done cooking, add it to the skillet and mix well with the meat and veggies.

Fill the half peppers with the quinoa and beef mixture.  Garnish with cilantro and slices of avocado.  Add salsa or a favorite hot sauce as needed and enjoy!

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7 comments on “Tasty Tuesday’s: Stuffed Peppers

  1. thingsmybellylikes
    March 20, 2012

    Gotta admit, I loathe bell peppers. However I do love all the other ingredients so this may well be the dish that convinces me…thanks!

    • Audrey
      March 20, 2012

      Even if you don’t use the bell peppers, the “stuffing” is really delicious. 🙂 Let me know how it goes!

  2. Lisa
    March 20, 2012

    Totally making this. Maybe even today! Thanks Audrey!

    • Audrey
      March 20, 2012

      I’m so glad! Let me know how it turns out!

  3. magefesausa
    March 20, 2012

    That looks so great!
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  4. lauragrai
    March 20, 2012

    These look delicious! I just may have to make them myself 🙂

  5. whatimeant2say
    March 20, 2012

    I really am regretting the stupid ham sandwich I just ate. This looks a whole lot better!

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