Quinoa Unstuffed Peppers Recipe

Quinoa Unstuffed Peppers Recipe
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Quinoa Unstuffed Peppers Recipe

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This deconstructed stuffed pepper dish packs a wallop of flavor. I truly make it all the time, and I make sure my freezer's stocked with single-serve portions to take to work. —Rebecca Ende, Phoenix, New York
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups vegetable stock
  • 3/4 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 pound Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 3/4 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Directions

In a small saucepan, bring stock to a boil. Add quinoa. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until liquid is absorbed, 12-15 minutes. Remove from heat.
In a large skillet, cook and crumble sausage with peppers and onion over medium-high heat until no longer pink, 8-10 minutes. Add garlic and seasonings; cook and stir 1 minute. Stir in quinoa.
Freeze option: Place cooled quinoa mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Microwave, covered, on high in a microwave-safe dish until heated through, stirring occasionally.
Yield: 4 servings.

Test Kitchen tips
  • This dish really is a fusion of flavors. The garam masala and Italian flavors in the sausage don't fight each other. They work together with the hint of cinnamon for a unique blend of balanced flavor.
  • If you don’t keep vegetable stock on hand, chicken or beef stock could also be used.
  • Broth can be used too, but think of stock like a blank canvas where you get to layer on the flavors. Broth is already seasoned.
  • Originally published as Quinoa Unstuffed Peppers in Simple & Delicious December/January 2018

    Nutritional Facts

    1 cup: 261 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 760mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 17g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 medium-fat meat.

    • 1-1/2 cups vegetable stock
    • 3/4 cup quinoa, rinsed
    • 1 pound Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
    • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
    • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
    • 3/4 cup chopped sweet onion
    • 1 garlic clove, minced
    • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala
    • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    1. In a small saucepan, bring stock to a boil. Add quinoa. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until liquid is absorbed, 12-15 minutes. Remove from heat.
    2. In a large skillet, cook and crumble sausage with peppers and onion over medium-high heat until no longer pink, 8-10 minutes. Add garlic and seasonings; cook and stir 1 minute. Stir in quinoa.
      Freeze option: Place cooled quinoa mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Microwave, covered, on high in a microwave-safe dish until heated through, stirring occasionally.
      Yield: 4 servings.

    Test Kitchen tips
  • This dish really is a fusion of flavors. The garam masala and Italian flavors in the sausage don't fight each other. They work together with the hint of cinnamon for a unique blend of balanced flavor.
  • If you don’t keep vegetable stock on hand, chicken or beef stock could also be used.
  • Broth can be used too, but think of stock like a blank canvas where you get to layer on the flavors. Broth is already seasoned.
  • Originally published as Quinoa Unstuffed Peppers in Simple & Delicious December/January 2018

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