Bulgur & Quinoa Stuffed Pepper Recipe

It’s busy planting time in the garden and I’m always in search of tasty recipes that are quick and come from homegrown produce.  This recipe is perfect for spring and summer because you can use something fresh from each season.  Enjoy this Bulgur & Quinoa Stuffed Pepper Recipe most any time of the year.

Bulgur & Quinoa Stuffed Peppers Recipe

bell peppers and ancient grains

In this recipe, you can easily substitute what vegetables and herbs you have available in your home garden with store-bought.  I also find myself using ingredients I have saved from the garden and preserved in the freezer or canned.  I hope you will take advantage of the print option on this recipe adding it to your home recipe scrapbook.

Bulgur & Quinoa Stuffed Peppers Printable  Recipe

ancient grains

Below is where you will find the printable option for this recipe. I hope you will take advantage of it.  Be sure to reach out to me and let me know what you thought of this recipe.  I am a huge fan of ancient grains so you will find plenty of these recipes on my site.  Growing peppers is another fun thing I enjoy so get ready for some creative pepper tasting.  For this recipe, I used a traditional bell pepper but don’t be afraid to get crazy!  Try some of the new varieties like Sweet Jalapeno and Havasu Hot Pepper.  When you add cheese to the hot pepper it tones it down! 

Bulgur and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Bulgur and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers Recipe


  • 1/4 cup of Bulgur & Quinoa (uncooked)
  • 1 medium sweet onion (diced)
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 celery stalks (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoons of cumin
  • 2 tsp of minced fresh garlic
  • 10 oz of spinach (chopped)
  • 15 oz of Tomatoes (diced)
  • 15 oz of black beans drained (reserve liquid)
  • 2 large carrots (shredded)
  • 1/2 pound of sausage or hamburger (ground and cooked)
  • 1 1/2 cups of Colby cheese (shredded)
  • 4 large green peppers (core removed)


  1. Prepare grain mix of Bulgur and Quinoa as directed on package. I recommend using a rice steamer.
  2. Prepare other ingredients while rice is cooking.
  3. Cook up sausage and hamburger if desired.
  4. In skilled saute onions and garlic in olive oil. Add celery and carrot slices cooking lightly.
  5. Add black beans, tomatoes and grains into the saute mix. Gently stir and cook for about 5 minutes before adding the prepared meat.
  6. Sit peppers upright in oven safe container or pressure cooker.
  7. Spoon into the prepared peppers the grain & veggie mix. pour tomato juice into the peppers before topping with cheese.
  8. Cook in oven for about 15 minutes at 350*F or in Pressure Cooker as manufacture directions have listed for vegetables.
  9. Eat immediately!

Recipe Inspired by Bulgur and Quinoa 

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Happy Stuffing Peppers,

Bren Haas

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