Tex Mex Crock Pot Stuffed Peppers

Tex Mex Crock Pot Stuffed Peppers

Treat your family to these yummy Crock Pot Stuffed Peppers ... they're so easy to make a full of delicious Mexican flavors!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time4 hrs 40 mins
Total Time5 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican, Tex Mex
Servings: 4 to 8 servings
Author: Ginnie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 1/2 cups vegetable broth, divided
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 package Morningstar Farms Grillers Burger Style Recipe Crumbles
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 pound fresh or frozen corn kernels
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 4 red bell peppers
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese

Instructions

  • Combine quinoa with 1 1/2 cups broth (reserve the remaining cup) in a medium saucepan.
  • Bring broth to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to medium low. Cook 15 minutes or until quinoa is tender and broth is absorbed. Set aside.
  • While quinoa is cooking, heat olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat.
  • Add onion to oil and cook, stirring frequently, until lightly browned.
  • Reduce heat to medium and add the burger crumbles. Cook until heated through.
  • Stir in the black beans and corn. Cook mixture until heated through.
  • Add taco seasoning and 3/4 cup water to filling. Stir everything together and cook until water is absorbed. Remove from heat.
  • Stir cooked quinoa into filling and mix well. Set aside to cool slightly.
  • Combine the remaining cup of broth and the salsa in the bottom of your crock pot. Stir well.
  • Cut the stems off the peppers, then remove the ribs and seeds.
  • Slice the peppers in half lengthwise.
  • Stuff the peppers generously with the filling and place in the crock pot.
  • Cover the crock pot and cook on medium for about 4 hours or until the peppers are tender.
  • Remove the crock pot lid and top each pepper with 1/8 cup cheese.
  • Replace lid and cook for an additional 15 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Serve peppers immediately. Enjoy!

Notes

If you have extra filling after stuffing the peppers, use it to make a delicious burrito, or reheat it and eat as-is.
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