Sweet Potato Black Bean Quinoa Peppers.


Let's talk peppers. Peppers are so versatile and unique when it comes to cooking. You can eat them cooked, raw, spiced, baked, or even frozen you name it. Bell peppers have an abundance of antioxidants and vitamins and minerals. Vitamins are E, A, C, B6, and B2. The minerals are folate, niacin, potassium and pantothenic acid. And bell peppers are a great source of dietary fiber. So I have put together this recipe for all you pepper fanatics and those whole love colors! This is a wonderful recipe on a cold night and a great s staple meal to have in your recipe box. The recipe is simple it only takes 45 minutes to cook. So put your apron on and let's get started.

Ingredients:                                Preheat oven at 350

4 peppers different colors 

1/2 cup diced onion

3/4 cups cooked quinoa 

1tbps minced garlic 

2 tps olive oil 

1 large sweet potato diced into 1/4 pieces

1 can no salt tomatoes (undrained)

1  can no salt black beans  ( drainedand rinsed)

2/3 cup low sodium veggie broth 

1/2 tps garlic powder 

1 tps chili powder

1 tps cumin

1/4 tps cayenne pepper 

1 tps paprika 

A dash of black pepper and a dash of salt 

Directions:

Heat olive oil and onions of medium high heat in deep pan until onions are translucent. Add the garlic and cook for a few seconds. 

Then add the sweet potato black beans and tomatoes to the onion and garlic mixture and cook for 7 minutes.

While that is cooking cut the tops off of your peppers and scrape out the seeds. Also follow the directions on your quinoa package and cook as directed.

Next add the broth and spices to the black bean and sweet potato mixture. Bring to a boil and cook on a simmer for 15 minutes.

Once the quinoa is done at 3/4 of a cup to the black bean and sweet potato mixture. Once the black bean and sweet potato mixture have and quinoa have to cook for 15 minutes to remove from heat set aside.

Take rge bell peppers and place in a 8 by 8 baking dish and scoop the quinoa black bean sweet potato mixture into the peppers. 

Take the papers and put them into the preheated oven and bake for an additional 20 minutes or bell peppers are tender.

Remove from the oven and serve with a small spinach salad. You can place the top of the paper back on for a garnish. Enjoy


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