This recipe is full of itself—literally. 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).”
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Chicken Stock Concentrate
Southwest Spice Blend
Monterey Jack Cheese(ContainsMilk)
Wash and dry all produce. Adjust rack to middle position and 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. 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 reduce slightly, about 5 minutes. Stir quinoa into pan once it has finished cooking. Season with salt and pepper.
Stuff bell peppers with as much filling as will fit. Sprinkle 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.