Sunday, April 7, 2013

Beef and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Beef and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

From: The Duo Dishes

1 cup quinoa, cooked
1lb. ground beef
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 med. red onion, diced
1med eggplant, diced
1 1/2 cups small mixed heirloom tomatoes, diced
1 tsp. ground paprika
2 tsp. cumin
1tsp. chili powder
1 jalapeno pepper, diced
1 1/2 Tbs. kosher salt
8 med. mixed bell peppers, tops, seeds and ribs removed
Grape seed oil

Swirl a bit of the oil in a deep, large pan.  Once hot enough, add the garlic and onions.  Cook until the onions begin to become translucent, about 3-5 mins.

Add the eggplant and tomatoes, followed by paprika, cumin, chili powder and jalapeƱo.  Stir to mix well.

Add the ground beef and cook until just browned, about 6-8 mins.  Stir in quinoa and salt.

Spoon the filling into each pepper and stand in a baking dish just large enough to fit all of the peppers snugly. Bake at 375 degrees for 30-35 min.

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