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Southwestern Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

 
Southwestern Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
Image © Diethood
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
 
One serving costs about $3.34 One serving costs about $3.34

$3.34 per serving

5 people like this recipe

5 likes

This recipe is ready in 60 minutes

Ready in 60 minutes

spoonacular Score:76%

Spoonacular Score: 76%

 

Southwestern Quinoa Stuffed Peppers is a main course that serves 4. One serving contains 625 calories, 25g of protein, and 34g of fat. For $3.34 per serving, this recipe covers 34% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. Not a lot of people made this recipe, and 5 would say it hit the spot. This recipe from Diethood requires grape tomatoes, cheese mexican blend, salt and ground pepper, and chili powder. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free diet. Overall, this recipe earns a solid spoonacular score of 76%. Southwestern Quinoa Stuffed Peppers, Southwestern Stuffed Peppers, and Southwestern Stuffed Peppers are very similar to this recipe.

Ingredients

Servings:
4
4  bell peppers
bell peppers
some
some butter
butter
1 cup
1 cup canned black beans
canned black beans
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps cayenne pepper
cayenne pepper
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps chili powder
chili powder
0.5 Tbsps
0.5 Tbsps canned dried parsley
canned dried parsley
1 cup
1 cup grape tomatoes
grape tomatoes
3 Tbsps
3 Tbsps olive oil
olive oil
1 cup
1 cup quinoa
quinoa
0.13 tsps
0.13 tsps salt
salt
some
some fresh Salt & Pepper
fresh Salt & Pepper
2 cups
2 cups shredded mexican cheese blend
shredded mexican cheese blend
1 cup
1 cup canned sweet corn
canned sweet corn
2 cups
2 cups vegetable broth
vegetable broth
1
1  diced yellow onion
diced yellow onion
some
some sour light plain yogurt
sour light plain yogurt
4  bell peppers
4
bell peppers
some butter
some
butter
1 cup canned black beans
1 cup
canned black beans
0.25 tsps cayenne pepper
0.25 tsps
cayenne pepper
0.5 tsps chili powder
0.5 tsps
chili powder
0.5 Tbsps canned dried parsley
0.5 Tbsps
canned dried parsley
1 cup grape tomatoes
1 cup
grape tomatoes
3 Tbsps olive oil
3 Tbsps
olive oil
1 cup quinoa
1 cup
quinoa
0.13 tsps salt
0.13 tsps
salt
some fresh Salt & Pepper
some
fresh Salt & Pepper
2 cups shredded mexican cheese blend
2 cups
shredded mexican cheese blend
1 cup canned sweet corn
1 cup
canned sweet corn
2 cups vegetable broth
2 cups
vegetable broth
1  diced yellow onion
1
diced yellow onion
some sour light plain yogurt
some
sour light plain yogurt

Equipment

casserole dish
casserole dish
baking pan
baking pan
sauce pan
sauce pan
oven
oven
casserole dish
casserole dish
baking pan
baking pan
sauce pan
sauce pan
oven
oven


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Diethood

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $2.94
Ingredient
4 bell peppers
some butter
1 cup canned black beans
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 tablespoon canned dried parsley
1 cup grape tomatoes
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup quinoa
2 cups shredded mexican cheese blend
1 cup canned sweet corn
2 cups vegetable broth
1 diced yellow onion
some sour light plain yogurt
Price
$2.39
$0.17
$0.31
$0.06
$0.04
$0.10
$2.02
$0.50
$1.52
$2.40
$0.50
$1.51
$0.24
$0.02
$11.78

Tips

Health Tips

  • Yogurt is a good source of probiotics, "good" bacteria that contribute to intestinal health and can improve digestion. Look at the label on your yogurt and make sure it says it contains "live and active cultures."

  • Quinoa is super healthy. Read more about its health benefits here.

  • If you can, choose grassfed butter for a better nutritional profile—more vitamins, a favorable omega 3/6 ratio, etc.

  • Lycopene, the chemical in tomatoes that makes them red (and healthy), is fat soluble. This means eating tomatoes with a fat — say, avocado or olive oil?improves the body's ability to absorb the lycopene. Don't hesitate to include some healthy fats in this dish to get the most health benefits from the tomatoes!

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • Just a head's up: tomatoes shouldn't be refrigerated! They will lose their flavor and probably get mushy too. For more on selecting and storing tomatoes and other vegetables, check out the academy.

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

  • If you've never made quinoa before, be sure to rinse it well before you prepare it. The easiest way is to put it in a fine-mesh strainer and run water over it from the sink. Skipping this step could result in bitter, even soapy tasting quinoa because quinoa's natural coating tastes pretty bad. Quinoa sold in supermarkets is often pre-rinsed, but its better to be safe than sorry, right?

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

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Green Tips

  • Did you know you can freeze shredded cheese? If you don't finish it up, don't throw it out!

  • Tomatoes, especially cherry tomatoes, should be bought organic when possible. Moreover, buying tomatoes from your local farmers' market when they are in season is going to make your dish much, much tastier, not to mention more eco-friendly. In fact, we recommend using canned — or better yet, jarred?tomato products when tomatoes aren't in season instead of buying imported or greenhouse-grown tomatoes.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
624 Calories
25g Protein
34g Total Fat
56g Carbs
30% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
624
31%

Fat
34g
53%

  Saturated Fat
14g
88%

Carbohydrates
56g
19%

  Sugar
10g
12%

Cholesterol
64mg
21%

Sodium
1343mg
58%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
25g
50%

Vitamin C
162mg
197%

Vitamin A
5021IU
100%

Manganese
1mg
64%

Phosphorus
567mg
57%

Folate
186µg
47%

Calcium
430mg
43%

Fiber
10g
42%

Vitamin B6
0.74mg
37%

Magnesium
145mg
36%

Vitamin E
5mg
34%

Vitamin B2
0.52mg
30%

Zinc
3mg
26%

Potassium
899mg
26%

Vitamin B1
0.35mg
24%

Iron
4mg
23%

Copper
0.42mg
21%

Vitamin K
20µg
20%

Selenium
13µg
19%

Vitamin B3
3mg
16%

Vitamin B5
1mg
13%

Vitamin B12
0.7µg
12%

Vitamin D
0.36µg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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