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Crock Pot Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients

  • -3-6 Bell peppers
  • -2 lbs ground beef cooked and drained
  • -1/2 cup chopped onions
  • -1/2 cup chopped bell peppers
  • -3 14oz cans of diced tomatoes you can put in food processor if your family does not like tomato chunks
  • -2 Cups uncooked quinoa
  • -2 Cups water
  • -2 14oz cans tomato sauce
  • -4 Cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • -2 TBS Worcestershire sauce
  • -Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Cut tops off of and remove inside seeds of bell peppers. If not cooking in crock pot, boil peppers in water for 5 minutes. Sprinkle salt inside each pepper and set aside.
  • Sauté ground beef with chopped bell peppers and onions until cooked thoroughly then drain.
  • Put ground beef back into pan and add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, water, quonia, and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat. Let simmer for 20-30 minutes. Until most of the liquid is cooked into the quinoa and the quinoa is cooked.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the cheddar cheese.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Fill cleaned out bell peppers with quinoa.
  • Put peppers and any extra filling into a freezer ziploc bag for later, or put into a pan in the oven at 350' for 30-40 minutes.
  • We freeze ours and pull it out the night before, put it into the crock pot on low for 6-8 hours.