Easy vegan stuffed peppers with quinoa and black beans: easy to make, enough to impress!
You’ll be able to impress anyone with these easy vegan stuffed peppers! Not only do they taste amazing, but they are also filling and in the end, only you knows how easy they were to make. Let’s keep it our little secret.
These easy vegan stuffed peppers have all the ingredients for a vegan balanced meal
When we came up with this recipe, my boyfriend and I wanted to make sure we would get all the elements of a balanced meal. Stuffing the peppers with only quinoa and veggies was not an option, not only for texture, but also for the limited amount of protein one would get out of such a meal. That’s why we added black beans. And the result was a success!
Also, the trick to getting these peppers just perfect lies in how you cook the quinoa beforehand. We cooked the quinoa for only half the time required (about 8 mins), which means it was still a bit crunchy when we mixed it together with the other ingredients. Add a little Panko with the rest and the result is far from the mushy stuffing you sometimes get when making stuffed peppers. What’s Panko? It’s a brand of Japanese bread crumbs. Unlike regular breadcrumbs, they tend to remain crunchy. You won’t ruin the recipe if you use regular breadcrumbs, sometimes we just have to use what we have around the house, but go ahead and try Panko one of these days… You won’t regret it!
The secret behind these easy vegan stuffed peppers: chop everything very small!
To have a balanced stuffing, where all the ingredients and flavors blend together, you need to make sure to chop everything in tiny little pieces. This is especially important when you make these vegan stuffed peppers.
This can be achieved fairly easily if you have good knife skills and a bit of patience, but since my job is to make your vegan life easy, let me tell you about food choppers.
A food chopper is a small appliance, usually powered manually, that you can use to chop veggies in tiny little pieces in a matter of seconds. Most importantly, the pieces will be similar in size, which means they will cook evenly.
Don’t think of this as just another kitchen gadget, but really as a time-saving tool. And I can really appreciate a food chopper when it comes to chopping onions in tiny pieces. No crying involved!
The Chef’n VeggiChop Food Chopper is a great choice for small chopping jobs like preparing the ingredients for this recipe. If you don’t have a food processor, or don’t want to pull it out and clean it every time you need to finely chop ingredients, this small appliance is a must! It comes in red too 🙂
Watch our video for step-by-step instructions on making these easy vegan stuffed peppers