Thursday, June 27, 2013

Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers






 INGREDIENTS:

1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely minced/smashed
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
3 ribs celery, chopped
6 Roma tomatoes diced
1 can black beans, rinsed, drained
1 1/2 cups cooked Quinoa
3 large red bell peppers, halved lengthwise, ribs removed
1/4 fresh basil chopped
Cheese if you wish (grated parmesean)
Vegetable or Chicken broth
Salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS:

1.    Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat.  Saute garlic, onion, celery for 5 minutes.  Add basil, salt, pepper, cook additional minute.
2.    Stir in tomatoes and cook for several minutes
3.    Stir in black beans and cooked quinoa
4.    Add Cheese if you wish
5.    Fill each halved bell pepper
6.    Put in 350 degree oven in a baking dish that has about 1/4 broth on bottom
7.    Cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes
8. Uncover, grate a little parmesean cheese on top, and then broil for 5 minutes. 

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