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    Greek-Style Stuffed Bell Peppers With Quinoa

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    ElleFirebrand's Note:

    This a Greek take on the classic beef stuffed pepper. Lemon, cinnamon, fennel and oregano spice up traditional ground beef and onions, while healthy quinoa adds extra fiber. There seem to be a lot of steps, but this one goes together in about 20 minutes. It works great if you have pre-browned ground beef in your freezer.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
    2. 2
      Set a pot of water to boil. Remove tops from peppers and cut in half length-wise. Seed and devein peppers. Reserve pepper tops. Once water has boiled, add peppers and cook for 7-8 minutes. Drain water and run cold water over peppers.
    3. 3
      Finely dice pepper tops.
    4. 4
      In a medium skillet, heat olive oil. Saute onion and garlic over medium-high heat until soft, about 5 minutes. Add ground beef and cook until browned.
    5. 5
      Cook quinoa according to package directions.
    6. 6
      Into ground beef, stir lemon juice and zest, tomato sauce, cooked quinoa and spices.
    7. 7
      Cook until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.
    8. 8
      Stuff peppers with ground beef mixture. Top with cheese. Place peppers in a greased baking pan and cover with aluminum foil.
    9. 9
      Bake in a 375 degrees F oven for 15 minutes. Uncover and bake and additional 15 minutes.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 18, 2007

      Your description says fennel, but you must have forgot to add to the ingredients list. Oopsy!

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    Nutritional Facts for Greek-Style Stuffed Bell Peppers With Quinoa

    Serving Size: 1 (230 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 285.6
     
    Calories from Fat 124
    43%
    Total Fat 13.8 g
    21%
    Saturated Fat 5.4 g
    27%
    Cholesterol 48.5 mg
    16%
    Sodium 445.0 mg
    18%
    Total Carbohydrate 24.8 g
    8%
    Dietary Fiber 3.6 g
    14%
    Sugars 5.0 g
    20%
    Protein 16.7 g
    33%

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