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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
12 mins
bake:
40 mins at 400°
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 pepper halves
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400°F. In a medium saucepan bring broth to boiling. Add barley and quinoa. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Cook, covered, about 12 minutes or until tender. Drain, reserving 1/3 cup cooking liquid; set aside.

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  • In a large skillet cook onion and garlic in hot oil over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add mushrooms; cook and stir for 4 to 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in tomatoes, spinach, the salt, and the black pepper. Add quinoa mixture and 1/2 cup of the cheese; stir to combine. Remove from heat.

  • Cut peppers in half lengthwise. Remove and discard seeds and membranes from the peppers. Sprinkle insides of peppers lightly with additional salt and black pepper. Fill pepper halves with quinoa mixture. Place peppers, filled sides up, in a 3-quart rectangular baking dish. Pour the reserved cooking liquid into dish around peppers.

  • Bake, covered, for 30 minutes. Uncover; top stuffed peppers with the remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, about 10 more minutes or until peppers are crisp-tender and cheese is browned.

Nutrition Facts

253 calories; total fat 13g; saturated fat 5g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 6g; cholesterol 21mg; sodium 641mg; potassium 475mg; carbohydrates 24g; fiber 6g; sugar 7g; protein 11g; trans fatty acidg; vitamin a 5974IU; vitamin c 110mg; thiaminmg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalents 3mg; vitamin b6mg; folate 102mcg; vitamin b12mcg; calcium 246mg; iron 2mg.

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