Saturday, July 25, 2015

Jalapeno Popper Quinoa Bites






  This recipe was found on Alida's Kitchen.  Quinoa was in the cabinet and I picked a few jalapeno's from Rita's garden. 

I buy red quinoa from Trader Joe's. For the cream cheese I subbed Laughing Cow creamy mozzarella sun-dried tomato & basil cheese.  My changes are in red.



Ingredients:

3/4 cup quinoa, rinsed used red quinoa 
1 1/2 cups Chicken broth ( or water)
1 cup finely chopped yellow onion
1/2 cup chopped jalapeno peppers
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups Monterey Jack Cheese
1 tablespoon Laughing cow cheese- see note below
1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning of your choice


Directions:

 Cook quinoa in a medium size sauce pan according to package directions. I always rinse quinoa a few times and cook the quinoa in chicken broth.  When cooked, set aside

Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray mini muffin tins with cooking spray.

 Combine cooled quinoa, onion, peppers, garlic, eggs, cream cheese and cheese in a large bowl and mix well.

Put a heaping tablespoonful of quinoa mixture into prepared muffin cups. 

 Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until edges turn golden brown.

Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes and then gently remove from pan to cool completely.

The original recipe called for 2 tablespoons of cream cheese cut into small pieces.

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47 comments:

  1. My jalapenos are JUST starting to produce something....they got tall but no peppers. Gonna be a while yet but I'll be pinning this one to have ready when I harvest...they look fantastic, Linda!

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    1. You know how much I love quinoa Carol-

      Gabe wouldn't eat it which was more for me. ( smile)

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  2. These look great, I'd eat the whole plate.

    Carol, I used some fox farms soil and mine bloomed fast. Have so many chile's, I had to give them away. Love the stuff

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    1. Cyndy - I never heard of Fox Farms soil. Is it only in your area?

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    2. I think they're based here in Cali in a city called Arcata. They make a fertilizer line too called Bush doctor.

      http://foxfarmfertilizer.com/index.php/item/ocean-forest-potting-soil.html

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  3. I can almost smell them and I really wish I could just try one....they look so nummy.

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    1. Paddi I will share one with you. They do look sooooooo good.

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    2. Dottie- we can make these for the slamming party! LOL

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  4. These sound delicious and now I'm hungry from looking at the picture! I'll have to try making them!

    Thanks so much for sharing at Share The Wealth Sunday
    xoxo
    Lisa

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  5. Yummy! I have never had Quino this way! Thank you so much for linking up to Merry Monday this week! I am sharing your post today on my Twitter! We hope to see you next week for another great party! Have a great week!
    Best,
    Kim

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  6. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe at our Cooking & Crafting with J & J this week!

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  7. This sounds great! Pinning to try later.

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  8. This is totally healthy, right?! :) YUMMY! I love the idea of this!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. Quinoa is full of protein so it's a great meatless meal which I love!

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  9. This looks much healthier than the ones I make. I can't wait to try it!

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  10. I'm always looking for recipes for a Sunday night treat. My husband would love these (which is why I cook!).

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    1. Hi Pamela-

      Hope both of you enjoy the bites!

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Linda

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  11. These look so tasty and healthy as a bonus. Thanks for sharing with us at #WednesdaysWisdom.

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  12. These sound delicious! I'm just now jumping on the quinoa bandwagon and already loving it :-)

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    1. Lara

      I never heard of it until a friend made it about 5 years ago and I loved it but I couldn't find quinoa around here. I can find it anywhere now but love Trader Joes and pick up a few bags when I'm there.

      I have a few really good quinoa recipes you might want to check out. The Pizza Bites are SO good!

      Have a great weekend and hope you stop by again.

      linda

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  13. My husband would love these! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can't wait to see you next week!

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    1. I hope he does!

      Thanks for the pin.

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  14. These sound delicious! What a great combination! Thank you so much for sharing over at Celebrate it Sunday! I look forward to seeing what you have to share on Sunday!

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    1. Quinoa is one of my favorites. Anytime I can add it to something is a win for me!

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  15. I love jalapeno poppers and these sound really delicious! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  16. These look really great. I could try one now! Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday:-)

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    1. Be nice if I could share on with you!

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  17. I am growing peppers and quinoa so will have to try this recipe :) Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

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  18. Hi there Linda. I just stopped by to let you know that this will be featured this week at our Teach Me Tuesday linky party as the most clicked link from last week's party.

    Thanks so much for linking up with us!!

    Have a great week ;) See ya tonight!

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    1. WOW! Thank YOU so very much ( huge smile)!

      I'll be at the party for sure, you guys are so nice and thanks for hosting.

      Linda

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  19. I love this idea! Your Jalapeno Popper Quinoa Bites are a healthy and delicious treat! Sharing :-) Thank you for being a part of the Hearth and Soul hop.

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    1. Quinoa is a favorite and enjoy making something different with it

      Have a great week April an see you at the party.

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  20. We are going to love these special treats! We always enjoy your post at Full Plate Thursday and thanks so much for sharing them with us. Hope you have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Hey Miz Helen- I've been at the party early lately! See you Thursday.

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  21. Yummy! Thanks for Sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again this week!! I Pin everything to My 2 Favorite Things Pinterest Board!

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    1. Elaine- I got to the party bright and early this morning.

      Thanks for the pin.

      Linda

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  22. These look delicious! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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