Vegan Stuffed Peppers

 3 bell peppers, washed and cut in half the long way, seeds discarded
 1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
 1 (15 oz) can lentils, rinsed and drained
 1 cup quinoa, washed, and cooked according to package directions
 1 tbsp avocado oil, plus extra for brushing the bell peppers
 1 medium onion, chopped
 3 cloves garlic, minced
 1 (24 oz) jar marinara sauce (we love Rao's) - can use less if desired
 ½ tsp salt
 ½ tsp parsley
 ¼ tsp pepper

1

Preheat oven to 375F. Brush the split and cleaned bell peppers with avocado oil. Place face down on a lined baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes or until peppers are slightly blistered.

2

Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until caramelized. Add garlic and cook a few minutes until fragrant.

3

Add black beans, lentils, marinara sauce, and all spices. Put a lid on the skillet and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

4

Add in cooked quinoa and mix well.

5

Stuff mixture into cooked peppers and enjoy!

Ingredients

 3 bell peppers, washed and cut in half the long way, seeds discarded
 1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
 1 (15 oz) can lentils, rinsed and drained
 1 cup quinoa, washed, and cooked according to package directions
 1 tbsp avocado oil, plus extra for brushing the bell peppers
 1 medium onion, chopped
 3 cloves garlic, minced
 1 (24 oz) jar marinara sauce (we love Rao's) - can use less if desired
 ½ tsp salt
 ½ tsp parsley
 ¼ tsp pepper

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 375F. Brush the split and cleaned bell peppers with avocado oil. Place face down on a lined baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes or until peppers are slightly blistered.

2

Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until caramelized. Add garlic and cook a few minutes until fragrant.

3

Add black beans, lentils, marinara sauce, and all spices. Put a lid on the skillet and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

4

Add in cooked quinoa and mix well.

5

Stuff mixture into cooked peppers and enjoy!

Vegan Stuffed Peppers

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