Southwest Stuffed peppers.

Southwest Stuffed peppers.

Looking for a budget friendly recipe? You’ve come to the right place. These Southwest Stuffed Peppers will keep your stomach and wallet full coming in at only $1.06 per serving.


  • 3 red bell peppers
  • 1/4 cup quinoa
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 14.5 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 14.5 oz can corn, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 14.5 oz can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/2 avocado sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Slice pepper in half lengthwise, place on baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Cook quinoa according to package directions.
  • In a saute pan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onions, saute until translucent. Add the beans, corn, tomatoes, and cooked quinoa and cook until heated through. Stir in cheese.
  • Remove peppers from oven and stuff with bean mixture. Bake for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and top with avocado slices.

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