Mexican Black Bean & Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Course: Appetizers / Snacks, Entrees
Difficulty: Easy
Pulse Type: Beans
Specialty Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Nutrition: 300 calories or less, 500 calories or less, 7g+ fiber, 7g+ protein
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 8 servings


  • 4 bell pepper cut in half vertically, cleaned and stems removed
  • 1 15 oz can black beans
  • 3/4 cup dry quinoa
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1/2 small onion diced
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp chili powder chipotle
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil

Optional toppings:

  • avocado chopped
  • cilantro
  • tomatoes


  1. Cook quinoa according to directions on package using either water or broth.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place halved bell peppers in a lightly sprayed 9x13” baking dish and set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a large sauté pan on medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until translucent. Add remaining ingredients to the pan, including cooked quinoa and combine. Add additional salsa if preferred.
  4. Generously stuff the peppers with the filling. Place a sheet of aluminum foil over the baking dish and place in preheated oven for 35 minutes.
  5. Remove foil and place baking dish back in oven for an additional 10 minutes.
  6. Serve with your choice of toppings: chopped avocado, cilantro, fresh tomatoes, etc.