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Posted by on Oct 26, 2014 in Recipes | 0 comments

Superfood Stuffed Peppers

Superfood Stuffed Peppers

It’s always good to have a few centerpiece recipes that can impress your friends at dinner or serve as the centerpiece of a holiday meal. These Superfood Stuffed Peppers are one such dish: easy to make, beautiful to serve and delicious to eat!

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Superfood Stuffed Peppers
It's always good to have a few centerpiece recipes that can really impress your friends at dinner or serve as the centerpiece of a holiday meal. These Superfood Stuffed Peppers are one such dish: easy to make, beautiful to serve and delicious to eat! It's also a great way to include your favorite Life Foods Superfood Burgers into your meal!
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1.5 cups filtered water
  • 3/4 cups quinoa
  • 1 can diced or crushed tomatoes 15 ounces
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 6 large, whole red or green peppers
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup grated carrot
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tbsp fresh grated turmeric
  • 2 each Life Foods Original Superfood Burgers thawed
  • 4 cups fresh kale or spinach thinly sliced
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1.5 cups filtered water
  • 3/4 cups quinoa
  • 1 can diced or crushed tomatoes 15 ounces
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 6 large, whole red or green peppers
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup grated carrot
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tbsp fresh grated turmeric
  • 2 each Life Foods Original Superfood Burgers thawed
  • 4 cups fresh kale or spinach thinly sliced
Instructions
  1. Add water, quinoa, tomatoes and salt to a saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove lid, stir to fluff quinoa and set aside to cool.
  2. Prep the peppers: Remove tops of peppers straight across, leaving part of the pepper and the stem as a lid. Remove ribs and seeds from inside peppers, and set peppers into a baking dish (baking dish size will depend on the size of the peppers).
  3. Heat olive oil in skillet over medium heat. Add onion, celery and garlic and cook 10 minutes. Add carrot, turmeric and ginger and saute for five more minutes, until carrots soften. Remove vegetables from pan. Crumble burgers into pan and cook until browned.
  4. In a large mixing bowl stir together quinoa-tomato mixture, vegetable mixture and burgers. Toss in greens and stir together until greens wilt. Season with salt and pepper, if needed.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F. Pour 2 Tablespoons of water into baking dish. Fill each bell pepper full with quinoa mixture (about ¾ to 1 cup, depending on size of pepper), and place into baking dish. Cover with the reserved pepper lid. Bake 30 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven and let stand 5 minutes. Serve alongside salad or steamed veggies for a complete meal.
Recipe Notes

Feel free to use any whole grain here: millet, buckwheat, brown rice or others. Each will take on the flavor of the tomatoes and spices, and cook up beautifully in the peppers. The recipe calls for the Life Foods Original Superfood Burger, but you can also use four of our Superfood Breakfast Patties or Spicy Italian Sausages in these for a different, but equally delicious meal.

Photo above shows peppers before cooking; photo below shows peppers after cooking.

vegan Stuffed Peppers