Though I love cooking and do it often, EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. actually, there are some days where I just don’t want to cook up a three course meal and would rather order a pizza. I KNOW we have all been there. Even when I’m tired and done for the day, these quinoa stuffed peppers are easy to whip up and don’t require a ton of effort.
Aside from Healthish Foodie, I am also an Online ESL teacher. Working online is actually much tougher than most people think. The company I work for is based in China so finding a decent hour that works for both ends can sometimes be challenging. I’m up at 5:30 am every day at in class by 6:00. I teach students ages six to twelve, so keeping their attention requires a LOT of acting, crazy movement…and coffee.
The best part about my schedule is that I’m done by nine and can dedicate the rest of my day to creating awesome content for you readers. Building your own online business does sound pretty glamorous, but it’s also a TON of work. There are some days where I’m just too overwhelmed and have no idea where to start. Then trying to make a nice dinner after that?….Forget it! But I can’t complain because I know that my husband has had a much harder day at his job than I.
These quinoa stuffed peppers are the perfect dish to make after a long day at work. They require little prep, and once everything is mixed together, you can forget it in the oven. I usually make a big batch of rice or quinoa at the beginning of the week which makes this recipe come together even faster. I first star by sauteing onions and tomatoes until soft. Then add in pinto beans, corn and cooked quinoa. Stuff your bell peppers and forget it in the oven for about 30 minutes.
Simple Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers
- 2 bell peppers
- 2 cups cooked quinoa
- 1 can pinto beans
- 1 can corn
- 1/2 onion diced
- 2 tomatoes diced
- 1/4 cup tomato sauce
- 1-2 tbs salsa
- 1 handful cilantro chopped
- In a medium pan, sautee tomato and onion until translucent.
- Add in all other ingredients except bell peppers and cilantro, and cook on low for about ten minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Meanwhile cut bell peppers in half, lengthwise.
- Fold in the cilantro to quinoa mixture and stuff bell peppers.
- Place peppers in baking dish and cook at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes or until bell peppers are fully cooked. Enjoy!