Southwest Stuffed Pepper
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Southwest Stuffed Pepper

Submitted by: Tiffany Henry

Prep Time: 25 Minutes

Cook Time: 40 Minutes

Servings: 4

If you like meals with a kick, you'll really enjoy this recipe - it's super easy, very tasty, and let's not forget HEALTHY!


    4 med. bell pepper, any color

    1 lbs. ground sausage

    1/2 c. white quinoa

    1 c. canned black beans

    1 c. diced tomatoes, canned

    1 sml. onion

    1 tsp. red pepper flakes

    1 oz. cheese, any type

    1 clove garlic

    1 c. corn, fresh, organic

    1 c. water


Preheat oven to 350ºF.

Cut tops off bell peppers, clean out sides, and set aside. Chop up tops to use later, and set aside.

Combine quinoa and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for about 10 minutes, until liquid has absorbed.

Cook ground turkey sausage and diced onion in a frying pan (the liquid from the turkey helps cook the onion).

In a small saucepan, cook corn on high, stirring occasionally, until it gets scorch marks.

Combine cooked quinoa, ground sausage, and chopped onions in a bowl. Add drained and rinsed black beans, diced tomatoes, minced garlic, and red pepper flakes. Mix well.

Divide mixture between the bell peppers. Arrange stuffed peppers in a baking dish lined with foil; bake for 40 minutes. Top each pepper with a pinch of grated cheese and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Serve and enjoy!