Sunday, July 8, 2012

Cajun Stuffed Peppers

I heart looking through food magazines!  I still have my binder of recipes I have been saving for years and I promise I will make all those recipes....eventually :)

For now, I was excited about a recipe I saw in Food Network Magazine from January/February.  I tweaked it a bit with the ingredients I had at home (ex- ground beef instead of ground sausage), and the results were great.

Cajun Stuffed Peppers

1 cup brown rice
1/3 cup quinoa
3 large green peppers, halfed and seeds removed
1 onion, chopped
1 Tbs olive oil
1/4 lb ground beef
1 Tbs Cajun Seasoning
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp coriander
1/2 tsp salt
1 14 oz canm diced tomatoes
1 summer squash, diced
1 small bunch argula, chopped

Cook rice according to instructions but adding more water to the pot to accommodate for the quinoa. Set aside.

Meanwhile, drizzle peppers with 1 Tbs water in microwave safe bowl.  Cover and microwave for 8 minutes.  Try and make sure the pepper doesn't become shriveled (my mistake, and I originally microwaved for too long).

Heat olive oil in saucepan.  Add onion and cook until translucent.  Add beef, garlic, coriander, Cajun seasoning, 1/2 tsp salt, and cook until ground beef is browned.  Add tomatoes and 1 cup water.  Pile argula on top and cook until wilted.  Combine rice and quinoa with beef mixture.  

Scoop mixture into pepper halves.  Serve and enjoy!

Serves 6, 5 points a serving.


  1. oooooh man do these look SCRUMPTIOUS! i will be adding this to my list to make on my next menu YUM ty for sharing!
    -Carrie Eve @

    1. Glad you like it! Let me know how it goes :)