Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

yellow and orange peppers stuffed with mexican quinoa and topped with pecorino cheese alongside veracruz chili olive oil

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Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Looking for the perfect appetizer or side that is filling, fun, and impressive? Look no further! Quinoa Stuffed Peppers are super easy, and are a great way to make your guests believe you have been slaving away for hours! The best part is… Quinoa Stuffed Peppers can be used as an appetizer, side, OR main dish. Versatile, fun, and easy, Quinoa Stuffed Peppers are a great recipe to add to your recipe box.
Prep Time: 10 minutes - Cook Time: 40 minutes - Total Time: 50 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
- 1 Tbsp Vera Cruz Chili EV Olive Oil
- 1 Yellow Onion, diced
- 2 Garlic Cloves, chopped
- 2 cups Dry Quinoa
- 2 cups Chicken Broth
- 1 (14.5 oz) can can Diced Tomatoes
- 2 (14.5 oz) cans cans Tomato Sauce divided
- 1 tsp Sea Salt (Sriracha or Smokey Bacon)
- 1 Tbsp Hot Sauce
- 6 Red or Yellow Bell Peppers
- Pecorino or Queso Blanco Cheese, for topping
  1. Sauté onions and garlic in chili oil until translucent. Add quinoa and toast for 3 minutes, stirring constantly to prevent burning.
  2. Add chicken broth, diced tomatoes, 3/4 of the tomato sauce, and salt. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. Fluff with fork and stir in hot sauce.
  4. Stuff peppers with quinoa mixture and top with remaining tomato sauce. Bake covered at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Uncover, sprinkle with cheese, and bake for an additional 2 minutes. Serve and Enjoy!

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