Stuffed Bell Peppers


I have to admit. Stuffed Bell Peppers fell off of my radar. I went to Walmart and bought the yellow, red, and orange bell peppers specifically because I wanted them for omelets. I figured it would be great for breakfast the next day. But then it dawned on me that I used to love stuffed bell peppers, and I wanted to use it for that instead.


Growing up I didn't quite understand the concept of Stuffed Bell Peppers. It wasn't a meal that I didn't appreciate until I got older, and began experimenting with different meal options.

There are so many different ways to prepare stuffed bell peppers. But, because this was a random decision to make, I just used whatever I had in my pantry to make this work. You guys have been following me for a while, so you know I always have black beans and brown rice in my pantry. So, that's what I used.
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Ingredients:
-1 yellow, orange, and red bell pepper (you can use green peppers as well if you choose)
-1 can of black beans
-1 cup of brown rice
-1/2 cup of salsa
-1 Tbsp of onion powder
-1 Tbsp of garlic powder
- 1 1/2 cup of Mexican shredded cheese

Directions:
-Preheat your oven to 400°
-While oven is preheating, bring a pot of water to a boil and add your brown rice. Allow to sit until rice is cooked and water is no longer in the pot
-Wash and pat dry your bell peppers. Cut a circle around the top of the peppers to remove the stem. It will leave a hollow bell pepper once removed
-I like to then cut the pepper down the middle so that they are halves. You can keep your peppers whole if you prefer
-On a baking sheet, add your peppers to the oven and allow for peppers to soften for 5-7 minutes
-As peppers are in the oven, you can begin to rinse and drain your black beans
-Mix in your black beans, salsa, onion powder, and garlic powder to the cooked brown rice. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes
-Take peppers from the oven and begin stuffing the bell peppers with the rice and black bean filling. Add to the oven again for 15 minutes
-Take peppers out and sprinke cheese on top of the peppers. Add back to the oven for another 10 minutes or until cheese is perfectly melted
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And that's literally it. Not bad for someone that was planning on making omelets huh? My husband ended up eating two of these in one meal. I chose to pair them with a side of green beans. Again, as with most recipes, you can tailor it to fit what works best for you.

As for what to do with the top of that bell pepper, I actually ended up cutting around the stem and using the remainders for...you guessed it, omelets. No need on wasting the tops. You can certainly cut around the stem and dice that up to add to the next recipe.

Hope you enjoy!

Stuffed Bell Peppers



22 comments

  1. These look SO good! I haven't had these in a while, so thanks for the reminder!

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    1. I forgot about them initially too. Glad I brought them up

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  2. One of my favorite things to make is stuffed peppers! This recipe sounds amazing!

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  3. Patricia ChamberlainNovember 19, 2018 at 7:17 PM

    This recipe reminds me of Sunday dinner growing up! My grandma would make these all the time. I have not made any in a long time, but I should change that soon!

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    1. Give it a try! I hope it's as great as your grandmother's. ;)

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  4. I tried stuffed bell peppers for the first time, recently, and they were delicious. My recipe was very different than this, but I'll have to try it this way next time!

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    1. There's so many different ways to make them. I hope you'll enjoy ;)

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  5. You could get me to eat most things as long as there's a nice layer of gooey cheese on top! Even beyond the cheese, these stuffed peppers look divine- what a delicious and satisfying classic!

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  6. Not much of a bell pepper fan but I can probably use the filling in jumbo pasta shells. These do look delicious though

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  7. These look so delicious and flavorful! As a vegetarian, I’m always looking for fun new recipes. Thank you!

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  8. I love the look of these. Ideal for a starter or as a main course along with a lovely fresh salad xx

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  9. This recipe sounds yummy. My mom used to make stuffed pepppers but i could never get it right. I have been looking for a good recipe. Think ill try this one

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  10. I love stuffed peppers, but I have never stuffed them with beans before. My husband would love it.

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  11. I have been looking for a good stuffed peppers recipe! This one looks so easy to follow!

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  12. I haven't done stuffed bell peppers in ages! You gave me a good idea and your suggestion for the stuffing is great!

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  13. This looks so yummy! I can't wait to try it.

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