Black Bean Stuffed Bell Peppers

These stuffed bell peppers are vegetarian and so easy to make!


Total Time: 55-65 minutes

Yield: 8 servings


  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1 (3 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 2 cups baby spinach, chopped
  • 1 (10 oz.) Rotel diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 small onion, finely diced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 4 large green bell peppers,
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Add water to a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Set aside.
  2. Wash bell peppers, then cut them in half lengthwise. Remove the stems, seeds, and membranes.
  3. Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil. Put pepper halves into the boiling water and boil for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove peppers from pot and pat dry. Set aside.
  5. Put onion into a pan with a little oil. Cook until transparent and tender.

    NOTE: I had a pepper half that had some soft spots, so after removing those, I diced it up and cooked it with the onion.

  6. Put cream cheese into a bowl and stir until smooth.
  7. Add cooked rice, tomatoes, and onions. Then add cumin and oregano. Stir to combine.
  8. Mix in black beans, then add spinach; stir to combine.
  9. Stuff each pepper half with filling. Then place pepper halves in baking dish and top with cheese.
  10. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until filling is bubbly and peppers are tender.
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August 9, 2014

These stuffed bell peppers are delicious, nutritious and simple to make. Check out this video and make some for dinner tonight!

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