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Black Bean Stuffed Peppers.

November 20, 2014 by Carolina

Black Bean Stuffed Peppers

Want to know what’s the easiest dinner to make? Stuffed anything! It’s no secret Katie & I love stuffed peppers, we’ve shared how to make¬†Mexican & Cauliflower stuffed peppers already — today we’re adding another recipe to your stuffed peppers arsenal. Readers, ¬†meet the Black Bean Stuffed Pepper, your new favorite & easiest dinner to make. when I say these are easy I mean super simple guys, it’s almost a set it & forget it recipe. I made these for my girlfriends this week, had them over for dinner & a Hunger Games movie marathon (we’re ready for Friday’s premiere!). The girls loved these, had seconds, & even asked me for the recipe to make these for Thanksgiving. Yes, they’re that good. Plus, they’re gluten free, vegan & healthy, you really can’t go wrong. Here’s how you can make these delicious peppers for your next meal!

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

4 bell peppers

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 small white onion, chopped

2 cups brown rice, cooked

1 can black beans, drained & rinsed

1 can diced tomatoes

2 teaspoons chili powder

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon cumin powder

1 teaspoon paprika

Salt & pepper, to taste

Your favorite salsa

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. While the oven gets hot, bring water to a boil in a large pot. Cut off pepper tops, hollow out each pepper & once the water is boiling cook the peppers in hot water for 5 minutes. Drain & place peppers on a baking dish. Chop pepper tops to include them in the stuffing & set aside.

In a skillet, heat olive oil & cook onions until translucent (about 3 – 4 minutes). Remove onions from heat & place in a large bowl. Add the chopped pepper tops, rice, black beans, diced tomatoes (with liquid), chili, cumin, garlic, paprika powders, salt & pepper to taste & mix until fully combined. Spoon black bean rice mixture into each pepper & bake them for 30 minutes until peppers are cooked.

Serve with a side of salsa & enjoy. Buen provecho!


Carolina is a marketing professional living in Orlando, Florida. Originally from Colombia, Carolina loves experimenting with different spices in the kitchen. When she's not cooking she loves to run, practice yoga and spend time with her dog Rocco. Carolina is passionate about travel and always has her suitcase packed and ready to go!

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