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Super Delicious & Gluten-Free Meal Guide, Recipe Post #273: Spanish Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
If you’re gluten free, it means you don’t consume any foods containing gluten, which is a type of protein found in certain grains like wheat, barley, and rye. Fortunately, there’s a wide variety of gluten-free foods you can enjoy, like fruits, vegetables, dairy products, beans, nuts, and fish. You can also get gluten-free versions of many staples like bread, crackers, and pasta. There are numerous health benefits to being gluten free. Many people find relief from digestive issues, experience more energy, and have improved skin and mental clarity when they cut out gluten.
Try this as your next healthier meal option to serve up for you and your loved ones:
– 4 large bell peppers (a variety of colors) – 2 tablespoons olive oil – ½ red onion, finely chopped – 2 cloves garlic, minced – 1 cup quinoa, cooked – 1 can (15oz) black beans, drained and rinsed – 1 ½ cup frozen corn – 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, drained – 2 teaspoons cumin – ½ teaspoon chili powder – ½ teaspoon smoked paprika – Salt and fresh ground pepper – 1 ½ cup grated cheese – Fresh cilantro, diced
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 2. Cut off the tops of the bell peppers and carefully remove and discard the seeds. 3. Place the peppers in an 11×7 inch baking dish. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. 4. Heat the remaining olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté until soft and beginning to brown, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and sauté for an additional minute. 5. Add quinoa, black beans, corn, tomatoes, cumin, chili powder, and paprika. Simmer on low heat for 7-8 minutes. 6. Stir in salt, pepper, and half of the cheese. 7. Carefully stuff peppers with quinoa mixture and sprinkle with remaining cheese. 8. Cover baking dish with foil and bake for 25 minutes. 9. Remove foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until cheese is golden brown. 10. Garnish with cilantro and serve. Enjoy!