One of the things I’m enjoying, on this plant based journey, is adapting recipes. Stuffed peppers popped into my mind this week. A quick check of my fridge and cupboards revealed I had all the necessary ingredients on hand to create a new healthier version of this old favorite.
My old recipe contained ground beef. My desire to create a veggies and brown rice version seemed doable.
I’ve played around enough with cooking the past couple of years, to gain confidence in pulling together an impromptu recipe.
Here is the result, Vegan Stuffed Peppers.
Vegan Stuffed Peppers Recipe
Vegan Stuffed Peppers
- 3 green bell peppers
- 2 cups brown rice cooked
- 1 yellow onion diced
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 1 can black beans drained
- 1 can corn non GMO, drained
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- Preheat oven to 350F. Wash green peppers, cut in half and remove seeds. Place in baking pan, cut side up.
- Saute onion and garlic in 1 tbsp coconut oil, until veggies are translucent.
- Add diced tomatoes and cumin, onion powder, garlic powder and sea salt, stirring to combine. Add black beans and corn, combining well and heating through.
- Add brown rice and combine well. Pour mixture over green bell pepper halves, filling peppers. Mound remaining mixture around peppers. Cover and bake for 20 minutes. Remove covering and bake another 5 minutes. 6 servings.
This is one of those simple recipes that can be adapted according to tastes and ingredients on hand. Any color of pepper is suitable. I happened to have green bell peppers in the fridge.
Swap out the black beans for kidney beans or another vegetable. The same with the corn. I only use non GMO corn. Del Monte carries this product. Check the label to make sure it says “non GMO”. Quinoa can replace the brown rice. During the summer, when the garden is producing, fresh tomatoes would taste great, instead of canned. And fresh peppers from the garden….amazing!
Sampling my vegan stuffed peppers, I declared them excellent! I didn’t miss the ground beef at all. These were tasty and filling and something I will prepare again!
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44 thoughts on “Vegan Stuffed Peppers”
I was never a huge pepper gal, but I see so many stuffed pepper recipes that look tasty and heathy, think I’ll have to try. Thanks for sharing!
If you don’t like peppers you can just eat the filling. The peppers give the mixture a subtle flavor without being too strong.
These look yummy!! I think these are something my son would eat, too!
My kids grew up eating stuffed peppers but with ground beef in them. I think they would have enjoyed these too.
I love stuffed peppers. Will try them this way, looks delicious!
They are a great meatless meal. Very satisfying.
That looks super yummy, I’m going to add this recipe to my menu next week, thanks for sharing!
They are so good! Hope you enjoy.
This looks so delicious! Definitely going to try this weekend! Always looking for more healthy meals for my family 💕 thanks!
I hope you and your family enjoy!
i just love the clean layout of this recipe page. your peppers look bomb!
Thank you! That’s a WordPress recipe maker plugin. The peppers truly are!
Looks very filling and YUMMY!
They truly are!
I love stuffed peppers, although my family prefers the red and yellow variety to the green. Will have to try this out.
Any color peppers will work! I happened to have green ones on hand. I’m making these again next Tuesday for a family dinner and using red.
What a wonderful recipe! I would love to try to eat healthier, I personally struggle when I do not have enough protein in my diet, most of your recipes seem to compensate for that! Thank you!
These stuffed peppers are wonderful! I’ve been plant based for almost three years. I include veggies, grains and legumes that are high in protein. I feel better, eating this way.
I haven’t made stuffed peppers in forever but this makes me want to add them to this week’s menu!
Wonderful! Enjoy them!
Yummm! This looks so good. I’m going to try this recipe this weekend 🙂
Awesome! Hope you enjoy!
I love stuffed peppers, and these look great!
They are very tasty and filling!
We love stuffed peppers and I haven’t made them in a while! This looks like just the thing for this weekend! Yum!
These look so good! I will have to make them.
These look so good and filling. I bet you wouldn’t even know it was vegan if you didn’t know better.
Right! These are very filling and tasty. I didn’t miss meat at all.
This looks yummy! I’m not a huge fan of meat anyhow, so taking it out seems natural to me!
I didn’t miss meat at all!
omg, yum! I did a version of this tonight and it was delicious. But I think adding cumin like you did would have made it even better. Great recipe
A bit of cumin creates a richer flavor I think. But experiencing with different herbs and spices is fun too!
Not a fan of peppers myself but man I wish I were! There recipes like this are always so colorful and pretty!!!
You don’t have to eat the peppers, if you’d rather not. They give a very subtle flavor to the mixture but it’s not strong at all.
Yum! I love meatless stuffed pepper recipes! This one looks great, a few ingredients I never thought to add! Can’t wait to try it!
I’m making this recipe again Tuesday!
These look delicious! I’m a huge fan of the cumin, black bean, and corn combo. So paired in peppers with some fluffy rice, tomatoes, and garlic sounds like the perfect dinner! Pinning too, thanks so much 🙂
It’s very good! Thanks for commenting and pinning. 😊
These look really good and so full of color! What a great alternative to using meat in this dish. I think my boys would love this. Thanks for sharing.
I hope you all enjoy!
I grew up eating stuffed peppers. I am going to have to try this new version!
I hope you enjoy!