Southwestern Stuffed Peppers

One of my early favorites for dinner that were delivered.  Not only is it easy to make, but its really simple and colorful making it a dish that looks good presentation wise without a ton of effort to make it that way.

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Prep: 5 minutes          Total: 30 minutes    Serves:  2 people

Ingredients you need to cook this shit:

  • 1 Chicken Stock Concentrate
  • 1/2 cup Quinoa
  • 1 Yellow Onion
  • 2 Scallions
  • 1 Lime
  • 8 oz of Ground Beef
  • 1 tsp of Southwest Spice Blend
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper
  • 1 Box of Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup of Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 2 tsp of Olive Oil

 

Directions to cook this shit:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Wash and dry all produce.  Then halve, peel and dice onion.  Thinly slice scallions and cut lime into wedges.
  2. Bring 1 cup salted water and stock concentrate to a boil in a small pot.  Once boiling, add quinoa.  Cover and reduce to a low simmer until tender, 15-20 minutes.
  3. While waiting for the water to boil, halve the bell peppers lengthwise, and remove veins and seeds.  Place on a baking sheet, and drizzle with olive oil.  Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Start the filling: Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.  Add onions and scallions, and toss until softened, 4-5 minutes.  Season with salt and pepper.  Add ground beef, and break up into pieces until browned, 3-4 minutes.  Stir in Southwest spice blend, and cook another 30 seconds.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Put the baking sheet with the bell peppers in the oven and bake until softened, 5-7 minutes.
  6. Add crushed tomatoes to beef, and simmer 5 minutes to meld flavors.  Stir in cooked quinoa, and season with salt and pepper.
  7. Fill peppers with as much filling as possible, and sprinkle with Monterey Jack cheese.  Bake until peppers are very soft, about 10 minutes.  Serve with a wedge of lime for squeezing over.  Serve leftover filling on the side and enjoy.  BTW The lime is something I sometimes ignore, but I really thought that squeezing it brought on a nice flavor.

 

Calories: 663 cal, Fat: 26 g, Sat. Fat: 10 g, Protein: 40 g, Carbs: 71 g, Sugar 19 g, Sodium: 834 mg, Fiber: 9 g

 

 

 

 

 

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