Mexican Stuffed Peppers

When it’s time to go the store but you just don’t have time, you have to learn to get creative! I scoured the fridge and pantry and decided there was no better time to clean out. And my favorite part about this recipe is that while this time I made it Mexican style, you can change up the veggies and spices, and make whatever you want!

Mexican Stuffed Peppers

Serves 4

2 bell peppers
1 tbsp EVOO
1/2 cup quinoa, cooked
3/4 red onion, diced
4 button or baby portabella mushrooms, diced
1/2 can of corn
1 1/2 cup shredded chicken
1/2 – 1 cup salsa + 1/2 cup for topping
Garlic powder
Chili powder
Cayenne pepper
Mozzarella or cheddar cheese (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Slice peppers in half top to bottom. Coat evenly in EVOO and sprinkle a little salt and pepper. Bake peppers about 7 minutes until just a little soft.

While the peppers are in the oven, add quinoa, chicken, onion, mushrooms, and corn to a large bowl and mix together. Add 1/2 cup salsa and seasonings to taste; mix until everything is thoroughly coated.

Once the peppers are out of the oven, spoon in mixture and bake another 15-20 minutes until everything is thoroughly heated through. If adding cheese, sprinkle on top of the peppers and place under broiler for 1-2 minutes until browned.Make sure to watch closely!Broilers work quickly!

Spoon some extra salsa on top of each peppers and enjoy!

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