Vegetarian Mexican Inspired Stuffed Peppers

Vegetarian Mexican Inspired Stuffed Peppers

59 Reviews 11 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    40 m
  • Ready In

    55 m
Recipe by  donnam

“I created this so it's not too spicy, but is packed with flavor. My kids loved it! For variety, add corn or other vegetables or switch to other chopped tomato varieties (chiles, jalapenos, etc.). Follow the boiling method prior to baking if you don't want a crispy bell pepper. If you have small peppers, use more of them for this recipe. They taste great with a dollop of sour cream on top.”

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Original recipe yields 4 stuffed peppers



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Bring a large pot of water and 1 tablespoon salt to a boil; cook green bell peppers in the boiling water until slightly softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain.
  3. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion in the hot oil until softened and transparent, 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. Mix rice, black beans, tomatoes, and cooked onion in a large bowl. Add chili powder, garlic salt, cumin, 1/2 teaspoon salt; stir until evenly mixed. Fold 1 1/2 cups Mexican cheese blend into rice mixture. Spoon rice mixture into each bell pepper; arrange peppers in 9x9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle peppers with remaining Mexican cheese blend.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and bubbling, about 30 minutes.

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So...I went a little rogue on this recipe. I did the peppers as instructed, but then I sautéed the beans, onions, cumin, actual garlic (3 cloves), a serrano pepper and got those flavors married while the (brown) rice was cooking. I took off the bean mixture after 10 min or so/when the onions were translucent, added some frozen corn and some shredded cheese (habanero cheddar) and waited on the rice. Had a beer. Waited on the rice to finish Mixed it all up, topped it with the cheese and threw it in the oven. DELICIOUS

Tara Stevenson

Tara Stevenson

This was great! I added quorn grounds that I sauteed with the onion and some South African smoke seasoning blend because I have to pacify my husband with faux meat on vegetarian nights but otherwise made the recipe as written and we both loved it. I had small bell peppers so there was a lot of filling left over so I used to rest of the filling to make "enchiladas" (wrapped the filling in tortillas, sprinkled cheese over the top, and baked them in the oven) and it was delicious that way as well.



My husband and I recently started eating almost exclusively vegetarian meals, and this was first on our list. It was very good. We love spicy, but the kids wouldn't eat it, because the Mexican cheese I added also had peppers in it. Otherwise I followed the directions (except I used red peppers) and it was delicious. My husband said we should use the filling to make burritos so we are going to try those next. We will make this again for sure.

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 509 cal
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 22.8 g
  • 35%
  • Carbs
  • 55.5 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 23.8 g
  • 48%
  • Cholesterol
  • 55 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium
  • 3756 mg
  • 150%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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