Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers

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12Ingredients
105Minutes
560Calories

Ingredients

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  • 1 onion (medium, finely chopped, 1 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 celery (ribs, finely chopped, 1/2 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced, 2 tsp.)
  • 10 ounces frozen chopped spinach (pkg., thawed and squeezed dry)
  • 15 ounces diced tomatoes (cans, drained, liquid reserved)
  • 15 ounces black beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 3/4 cup quinoa
  • 3 large carrots (grated, 11/2 cups)
  • 5 1/2 cups pepper jack cheese (grated reduced-fat, divided)
  • 4 red bell peppers (large, halved lengthwise, ribs removed)
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    Directions

    1. Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and celery, and cook 5 minutes, or until soft. Add cumin and garlic, and sauté 1 minute. Stir in spinach and drained tomatoes. Cook 5 minutes, or until most of liquid has evaporated.
    2. Stir in black beans, quinoa, carrots, and 2 cups water. Cover, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 20 minutes, or until quinoa is tender. Stir in 1 cup cheese. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
    3. Preheat oven to 350°F. Pour liquid from tomatoes in bottom of baking dish.
    4. Fill each bell pepper half with heaping 3/4-cup quinoa mixture, and place in baking dish. Cover with foil, and bake 1 hour. Uncover, and sprinkle each pepper with 1 Tbs. remaining cheese. Bake 15 minutes more, or until tops of stuffed peppers are browned. Let stand 5 minutes. Transfer stuffed peppers to serving plates, and drizzle each with pan juices before serving.
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    NutritionView More

    560Calories
    Sodium33% DV780mg
    Fat49% DV32g
    Protein61% DV31g
    Carbs12% DV37g
    Fiber40% DV10g
    Calories560Calories from Fat290
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat32g49%
    Saturated Fat18g90%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol80mg27%
    Sodium780mg33%
    Potassium980mg28%
    Protein31g61%
    Calories from Fat290
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate37g12%
    Dietary Fiber10g40%
    Sugars8g16%
    Vitamin A270%
    Vitamin C170%
    Calcium80%
    Iron25%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.