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Get Stuffed with Quinoa-Filled Pepper Trio

Quinoa is considered the super grain of the future. It is high in protein, fiber, iron, and rich with magnesium - and absolutely delicious!

Cooks’ Reviews:  “Even my children, who are very picky eaters, loved this. They ate the mixture on a hot dog bun instead of in the peppers.” ~ Dawn S.

“This was a big hit with my husband and a dinner guest.” ~ Donna D.

2 green peppers
2 red peppers
2 yellow peppers
1 lb. ground beef or turkey
2 tsp NOW Certified Organic Virgin Coconut Oil*
½ sweet onion, diced
½ tsp black pepper
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
3 cloves garlic, diced
1 tsp ginger, diced
3 large tomatoes, diced
½ cup NOW Certified Organic Quinoa Grain*, boiled for 20 minutes in 1 cup water; cool.
1 cup of shitake mushrooms
½ cup low sodium, low fat Swiss cheese, shredded
¼ cup water

*NOW products available at your local health food store

  1. Cut the tops off the peppers and scoop out the seeds.
  2. In a medium sauté pan, add 1 tbsp of coconut oil.
  3. Add garlic, ginger, mushrooms, and onions with ½ tsp of soy sauce.
  4. Cook for 4 minutes and then add the chopped tomatoes.
  5. Add ¼ cup of water and cook on medium heat until the liquid has evaporated.
  6. In a separate medium sauté pan, add 1 tsp coconut oil on medium heat.
  7. Add ground meat, ½ tsp of soy sauce, and ½ tsp black pepper and sauté for 10 minutes or until fully cooked.
  8. Combine the meat mixture with the vegetable mixture and quinoa.  
  9. Fill peppers with combined meat mixture.
  10. Top with 1 tbsp of shredded Swiss cheese per pepper.
  11. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes.
  12. Serve warm and enjoy!
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