Where Is The Beef?

Not in this recipe. This is a great Mexican stuffed pepper recipe for our Meatless Mondays. A couple of times a week The Husband likes to do vegetarian dishes incorporating beans and such. This week black beans, quinoa, and brown rice were our “meaty filling”.

I was so inspired by this recipe I got from www.onelovelylife.com (you have to check out her blog). I changed just a couple of things but overall it is similar.

Mexican Stuffed Peppers with Brown Rice, Black Beans, & Quinoa

  • 4 peppers (use any color) sliced in half stem to tip with the seeds removed
  • I used this box of brown rice & quinoa (b/c all I had on hand)
  • 1/2 medium onion diced
  • 1(15oz) can black beans drained & rinsed
  • 1(4oz) can diced green chiles (not drained)
  • 1/4 c fresh cilantro, minced
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated pepper jack cheese
  •  1 jar of your favorite taco sauce

    Before it went in the oven

  1. Cook rice and quinoa according to package. If you are not using the box kind, cook according to package of 1 cup uncooked quinoa and/or brown rice.
  2. Microwave pepper halves 2-3 minutes to soften a bit.
  3. In a mixing bowl combine rice and quinoa mixture with black beans, green chiles (with their juice), cilantro, salt, and pepper. If the mixture is too dry, drizzle tiny bit of olive oil into mixture.
  4. Spread the taco sauce into the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish. Divide the mixture among the peppers. Place the peppers into the pan. Sprinkle with cheese.
  5. Cover the pan with foil and bake at 375 degrees for about 25-30 minutes. Remove foil and continue to bake for another 5 minutes. Serve with diced Roma tomatoes and some of the taco sauce drizzled on top:)

You will not even miss the meat. The texture was so good. This recipe was very easy and you will love it as leftovers. I hope you like this and incorporate it into your Meatless Mondays. I would like to thank www.onelovelylife.com again for such a great recipe!

Do you ever try vegetarian dishes? Do you like quinoa? Have a great day:)

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About nthefitzone

Hi, my name is Allyson. I am a 40 something yoga and Pilates teacher. This blog documents my passion for yoga, Pilates, running, strength training, nutrition, and healthy cooking. I hope to inspire others to find their inner athlete, to get strong and healthy, to set goals and reach them. Age doesn't matter. Anything is possible with hard work, determination, drive, commitment and passion. Follow along for some healthy fun and find your inner athlete. It's in there, just waiting to shine :)

Posted on August 14, 2012, in Mexican Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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