Tex-Mex Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Tex-Mex Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

So here’s a happy ending…yes it’s definitely time…

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I had two girls who never wanted to cook or learn to cook while they were growing up.  After spending time with them, in their homes, I’ve come to the conclusion that it was a good thing!

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They are both terrific cooks and married gourmet guys that like to create too.  I’m amazed at what they turn out.  My youngest daughter uses lots of grains, fruits and veggies.  Her Tex-Mex Quinoa Stuffed Peppers were different and delicious.  Best part, she made 6 stuffed half-peppers and froze the filling for another 6, a perfect freezer meal,(just add to freezer containers) down the busy day down the road.  I’ve learned some awesome things from her.

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Tex-Mex Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
You may want to make a freezer meal by placing half of the filling in a ziptop freezer bag. Be sure to date and label the contents. To prepare it, thaw the filling and spoon it into 3 fresh prepared peppers, top with cheese, and bake as directed.
Serves: 12 servings
  • 6 green peppers, halved
  • 1 chicken breast, cooked and cubed
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained
  • 1 (15-ounce can kidney beans, drained
  • 2 cups quinoa, cooked
  • 2 cups sweet corn, (we used frozen)
  • 1 can black olives, sliced
  • 3 cups salsa, blended
  • ½ bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon taco seasoning, (we used Penzy's)
  • cheddar cheese, shredded
  1. Cut green peppers in half. Remove core, seeds and membranes from the inside. Set peppers aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combining chicken breast, black beans, kidney beans, quinoa, corn, olives, salsa, cilantro, cumin, and taco seasoning. Stuff pepper halves with filling and sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 350F for 45 minutes or until tender. Makes 12 servings.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ pepper each
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Here’s to many more happy endings!  Thanks for stopping by…

About The Author


Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 28 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!


  1. GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart

    All of those flavors from your neck of the woods sure sounds good!

    It is a great blessing as our grown children begin teach and sharing with us. I sure am learning a lot from my girls.

  2. Debbie

    I didn’t realize you could freeze the guinoa. I will try that because every recipe I have makes so much and I tend to overeat it. I can’t remember whether it was one of your recipes or not, but I finally did try guinoa earlier in the summer, and we are completely HOOKED. Love it for the taste but even more for how healthy it is. This looks as delish as everything you post.

  3. renée @ Singing With Birds

    Yes Debbie, you can freeze quinoa or just make less. It’s just like rice, 2 parts water to 1 part quinoa. I mix cooked quinoa into steel-cut oats for breakfast and have learned to add it to all kinds of things.

    Hope you are having a good break. I know you need it, but miss your inspiring posts!

  4. Jacqueline

    Oh, these look so yummy and perfect for this time of year! Love quinoa too. Makes such a nice texture don’t you think, besides being healthy!


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