Vegetarian/Vegan Stuffed Bell Peppers

Makes 6 Servings

 

INGREDIENTS:

3 cups cooked quinoa

1 (4 ounce) can green chiles

1 cup corn kernels

1/2 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed

1/2 cup petite diced tomatoes

1/2 cup shredded pepper jack cheese

1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon chili powder, or more to taste

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

6 bell peppers, tops cut, stemmed and seeded

 

DIRECTIONS:

  1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line a 9 x 13 baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine quinoa, green chiles, corn, beans, tomatoes, cheeses (optional), cilantro, cumin, garlic, onion, and chili powder, salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Spoon the filling into each bell pepper cavity.  Place on prepared baking dish, cavity side up, and bake until the peppers are tender and the filling is heated through, about 25 - 30 minutes.
  4. Serve immediately.

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