Vegetarian Mexican Inspired Stuffed Peppers
SOOO good!!! I did as another reviewer suggested and baked the green bell peppers (I used 8 peppers) for 10 minutes at 250 instead of boiling, as I didn't want them to lose their flavor. They were still pretty crunchy, so I wouldn't go that way if you want softer peppers, but I liked them just fine - and they still had that lovely bell pepper taste. I also used quinoa instead of rice - DEFINITELY the way to go. The texture was wonderful. I also followed a different reviewer's suggestion to improve the flavor profile by sautéing the onion with fresh garlic (always use fresh!!) for 10ish minutes, then adding the beans, cumin, and chili powder for another 10 min of sautéing, then setting aside until the quinoa was finished. Tossed those together with the tomatoes and cheese, and stuffed them into the peppers. The stuffing is DELICIOUS.
Great recipe overall. Healthy and delightful - and, even better, looks really pretty and fancy for dinner guests. Will definitely make again.
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Nov. 9, 2013