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Southwestern Stuffed Peppers

Southwestern Stuffed Peppers

with Ground Beef, Quinoa, and Monterey Jack Cheese

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This week, we’re inducting a recipe that is literally full of itself into the HelloFresh Hall of Fame. Our roasted bell peppers are stuffed, loaded, pumped up, and packed in a way that is worthy of accolades, all thanks to a ground beef, quinoa, and melty Monterey Jack cheese filling. In the words of one of our happy cooks, this one is “way better than my mom’s family recipe (please don’t tell her that).”


Produced in a facility that processes eggs, milk, fish, peanuts, sesame, shellfish, soy, tree nuts, and wheat.

Total Time30 minutes
Cooking difficultyEasy
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

1 unit

Chicken Stock Concentrate

1 unit

Yellow Onion

2 unit


1 unit


½ cup


10 ounce

Ground Beef

1 tablespoon

Southwest Spice Blend

1 unit

Red Bell Pepper

1 unit

Yellow Bell Pepper

1 box

Crushed Tomatoes

½ cup

Monterey Jack Cheese


Not included in your delivery

2 teaspoon

Olive Oil

Kosher Salt


Nutrition Values/ per serving
Nutrition Valuesarrow down iconarrow down icon
/ per serving
Energy (kJ)3222 kJ
Calories770 kcal
Fat38 g
Saturated Fat15 g
Carbohydrate73 g
Sugar19 g
Dietary Fiber11 g
Protein46 g
Cholesterol120 mg
Sodium890 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.
Utensilsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Small pot
Large Pan
Baking Sheet
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Wash and dry all produce. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bring 1 cup water, stock concentrate, and a pinch of salt to a boil in a small pot. Halve, peel, and dice onion. Trim, then thinly slice scallions. Cut lime into wedges.


Once water is boiling, add quinoa to pot. Cover, lower heat, and reduce to a simmer. Cook until tender, 15-20 minutes.


Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and scallions and cook, tossing, until softened, 4-5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add beef, breaking up meat into pieces. Cook until browned, 3-4 minutes. Stir in Southwest spice and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Season with salt and pepper.


While onion and beef cook, halve bell peppers lengthwise, then remove white ribs and seeds. Rub all over with a drizzle of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place on a baking sheet. Roast in oven until softened, 5-7 minutes. Once cool enough to handle, arrange bell peppers cut-side up on baking sheet.


Stir tomatoes into pan with beef and bring to a simmer. Let simmer until flavors have come together and tomatoes have reduced slightly, about 5 minutes. Once quinoa has finished cooking, add it to pan and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper.


Stuff bell peppers with as much filling as will fit. Sprinkle Monterey Jack cheese over top of each. Return to oven and continue roasting until very soft, about 10 minutes. Divide remaining filling between plates, then place stuffed peppers on top. Serve with lime wedges on the side for squeezing over.