Stuffed Green Peppers

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  • Published May 22nd
  • Ready In1h 20m
  • Servings4
  • Calories675
When I was little, my family often ate meat-stuffed peppers. This veggie alternative came from my imagination.

Stuffed Green Peppers Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Stuffed Green Peppers for 4 servings:

  • 1 cup uncooked white rice
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 4 green bell peppers
  • 16 slices Swiss cheese
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce

Stuffed Green Peppers Cooking Instructions

  • Prep15m
  • Cook1h 5m
  • Ready In1h 20m

To cook Stuffed Green Peppers, you need about 15 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Stuffed Green Peppers is about 1 hour 5 minutes , and you can serve your Stuffed Green Peppers within 1 hour 20 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Stuffed Green Peppers easily:

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. 2 In a saucepan bring 2 cups water to a boil. Add rice and stir. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. 3 Combine cooked rice with black beans and chili powder. Cut the tops off of the peppers and remove the ribs and seeds. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the rice and bean mixture into the bottoms of the peppers. Lay a slice of cheese on top and repeat 3 more times, ending with cheese on top.
  4. 4 Bake in preheated oven until peppers soften, about 45 minutes.
  5. 5 Meanwhile, heat tomato sauce in a small saucepan over low to medium heat. Slice peppers in half, top with tomato sauce and serve.


  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 675 calories; 32.7 grams of fat; 59.6 grams of carbohydrates; 37 grams of protein; 104 milligrams of cholesterol; 792 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Aug 29th 2010

    Great alternative to using meat. I browned some chopped onion and minced garlic first, then mixed in the chili powder and added a little cumin. Next added the beans and cooked rice (brown r ...

  2. Aug 15th 2008

    Pretty dang good! I added a healthy dose of cumin and a chopped tomato to add some bulk. I mixed the rice, beans, tomato, and tomato sauce all together and spooned that into the peppers. Add ...

  3. May 23rd 2008

    My family and I loooove this recipe and have made it many times! We make a few changes (like others have suggested): brown rice instead of white, usually we omit the swiss, and using the cru ...

  4. Jul 30th 2006

    These were very good. I used red and orange peppers, I cooked them for 10 min in the microwave to cut down on the oven time. I also used brown rice and grated lite cheddar cheese. I will be ...

  5. Jul 14th 2006

    I like regualr stuffed green peppers, but these blow the meat-filled ones away! I did some modifying though...I used black beans with chili and cumin spices in it, Hunts tomato sauce with b ...

  6. Dec 5th 2005

    This was a good recipe to start with and change/build on. Instead of putting it on top at the end, I mixed the tomato sauce with morning star veggie crumbles and spooned that into the peppe ...

  7. Nov 6th 2005

    I made a LOW CALORIE VERSION of this yummy recipe. First of all, I use just a small amount of brown rice. The vegetables have such a fanstastic flavor - the rice is just there to make it m ...

  8. Nov 9th 2001

    This recipe is best saved for a time when you have leftover rice - that cuts cooking time in half!

  9. Nov 21st 2000

    I was doing a large party where there were a few individuals that were vegetarians. This dish was a big hit.