Cajun Beef and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

September 21, 2015

Cajun Beef and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers are pure Cajun-inspired deliciousness. The green bell peppers are stuffed with organic quinoa, lean ground beef, quality ground pork sausage, celery, onions, diced red bell peppers, and Cajun seasonings topped with a Cajun-seasoned red sauce.

 I love a good old-fashioned recipe for stuffed bell peppers. However,  as you know, I love my Cajun flavors and look forward to transforming methods into dream Cajun-inspired recipes. I had a good time today revamping our family Stuffed Pepper recipe we have passed down and used for years.

 

This Cajun Beef & Quinoa Stuffed Peppers is pure Cajun-inspired goodness; deliciousness. The green bell peppers are stuffed with organic quinoa, lean ground beef, quality ground pork sausage, celery, onions, diced red bell peppers

 

 

What did I do?

  1. The first thing I did was, I decided to ditch the white rice we have always used; and opted for white organic cooked quinoa.
  2. I decided to brown the meats in a metal skillet first, instead of cooking them and the other ingredients inside of my stuffed peppers, as my mom and grandmother have always done.
  3. The original diced veggies I usually use were tossed to the wind and celery, bell pepper, onions, and minced garlic were added as a salute to the Cajun Holy Trinity.
  4. All the spices were changed to Cajun-themed spices.

 

 

Below, you will find my simple follow recipe; to make your own super delicious Cajun-inspired meal of Cajun Beef and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers. For best taste results, you should use fresh organic, locally grown green bell peppers,  organic canned tomatoes, and organic quinoa.

 

 
 
 

Cajun Beef and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

  • One cup  of white organic quinoa, cooked per package

  • One tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil

  • One pound of lean ground beef

  • 1/2 of a pound quality ground pork sausage

  • One stalk of celery diced

  • One medium onion diced

  • 1/4 of a cup of diced red bell peppers

  • Three cloves garlic minced

  • Two teaspoons of Cajun seasoning

  • 1/2 of a teaspoon of dried thyme

  • a dash of cayenne, optional

  • a light splash of Worcestershire sauce

  • kosher salt

  • freshly ground pepper

  • One – 14 -ounce can of  organic fire-roasted diced tomatoes

  • Three tablespoons of organic tomato paste

  • a splash of quality white table wine

  • Four large green bell peppers top removed, peppers seeded, reserve the tops.

  • Four slices deli white cheddar cheese or cheese of choice, optional

 

 

Red sauce for Cajun Beef and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

  • One -28-ounce can of crushed organic tomatoes

  • One teaspoon of dried thyme

  • One teaspoon of Cajun seasoning

  • 1/2 teaspoon of oregano

  • a dash of cayenne or red pepper flakes, optional

  • a pinch of sugar, optional

  • a splash of quality white table wine

  • kosher salt to taste

  • freshly ground peppers to taste

 

 

 

 

 

Cajun Beef and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Cajun Beef and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

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Cajun Beef and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers is pure Cajun-inspired goodness; deliciousness. The green bell peppers are stuffed with organic quinoa, lean ground beef, quality ground pork sausage, celery, onions, diced red bell peppers, minced garlic, herbs, and Cajun seasonings
5 from 13 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Cajun
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 724 kcal

Ingredients
  

Cajun Beef & Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

  • 1 cup White organic quinoa cooked per package
  • 1 tablespoon Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound Lean ground beef
  • ½ pound Ground pork sausage
  • 1 stalk Celery diced
  • 1 medium Onion diced
  • ¼ cup Diced red bell peppers
  • 3 cloves Garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoons Dried thyme
  • 1 pinch Cayenne Pepper optional
  • 1 splash Worcestershire sauce
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1- 14 - ounce- Can of organic fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons of organic tomato paste
  • 1 splash White table wine
  • 4 large Large green bell peppers top removed peppers seeded, reserve the tops
  • 4 slices Deli white cheddar cheese or cheese of choice optional

Red sauce for Cajun peppers

  • 1-28- ounce- can of crushed organic tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon Oregano
  • 1 Pinch Cayenne or red pepper flakes optional
  • 1 pinch Sugar optional
  • 1 splash white table wine
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Freshly ground peppers to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Prepare the white organic quinoa per package instructions – reserve
  • Meanwhile, in a preheated large, deep metal skillet on medium heat, add lean ground beef, quality pork sausage, diced celery, 1 medium diced onion, diced red bell peppers, and minced garlic, Cajun seasoning, dried thyme, a dash of cayenne-optional, a light splash of Worcestershire sauce, kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to own taste. Cook till the meat it is completely cooked through.
  • Once completely cooked through remove from heat and drain meat mixture in a colander till excess oils have completely drained off.
  • Place the meat mixture back in large, deep metal skillet on low heat, add the can of fire roasted diced tomatoes, tomato paste, cooked white organic quinoa and a splash of white wine. Combine ingredients and cook for about 4-5 minutes on low heat.
  • Wash green bell peppers, remove tops (reserve for use), remove seeds and any leftover white in green bell peppers.
  • In a medium saucepan on medium-low heat; combine organic crushed tomatoes, thyme, Cajun seasoning, oregano, a dash of cayenne or red pepper flakes, a pinch of sugar, a splash of white wine, kosher salt, and freshly ground pepper to own taste. Cook about 15 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Spoon meat and quinoa mixture evenly into each green bell pepper, place into an oven-safe baking dish, add red sauce to oven-safe baking dish and place in preheated 350-degree oven for about 20 minutes uncovered, once 20 minutes have passed add 1 slice of white cheddar cheese to each Cajun stuffed pepper, place tops on each green peppers, continue cooking another 10-12 minutes uncovered to melt cheese and cook the tops, or till your pepper has reached the degree of doneness you prefer.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for about 10-15 minutes before serving with your favorite side dishes.

Notes

Disclaimer: While a recipe is not written in stone, it is recommended you stick to the original recipe as closely as your diet allows; as changes made on your own to my recipes may result in changing the integrity of the flavor of the cooked menu item.
 
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Nutrition

Serving: 01Calories: 724kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 50gFat: 37gSaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 141mgSodium: 898mgPotassium: 1358mgFiber: 9gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 2629IUVitamin C: 152mgCalcium: 318mgIron: 8mg
Keyword Cajun Stuffed Peppers, Stuffed Peppers
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Disclaimer: While a recipe is not written in stone, it is recommended you stick to the original recipe as closely as your diet allows; as changes made on your own to my recipes may change the integrity of the flavor of the cooked menu item.

 

 

 

 

This Cajun Beef & Quinoa Stuffed Peppers is pure Cajun-inspired goodness; deliciousness. The green bell peppers are stuffed with organic quinoa, lean ground beef, quality ground pork sausage, celery, onions, diced red bell peppers, minced garlic, herbs and Cajun seasonings

 

 

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21 Comments

  • Reply
    Katherine
    October 10, 2022 at 9:53 am

    I loved that these stuffed peppers have quinoa! Great texture and taste. Saving to make again!

  • Reply
    Anjali
    October 8, 2022 at 3:22 am

    These stuffed peppers were so hearty and delicious! I loved all the Cajun flavors, too – yum!

  • Reply
    Ieva
    October 8, 2022 at 1:28 am

    Yum! There were amazing! Protein-rich and the Cajun seasoning made them truly irresistible. Normally not a huge fan of quinoa, I actually really liked it in this recipe – I felt without it the filling might be too heavy. Overall, delicious!

  • Reply
    Gina Abernathy
    October 7, 2022 at 11:39 pm

    Easy recipe for dinner tonight. The family loved this recipe. I will make again.

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