Black Bean Stuffed Peppers Recipe -
Black Bean Stuffed Peppers Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Black Bean Stuffed Peppers

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"What more can you ask for? If my kiddos love this dish, then you know it will be a huge hit in your home. If you have leftover filling, it makes a great chip dip!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    55 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Pour water into a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  2. Stir cream cheese in a bowl until smooth. Fold brown rice, spinach, diced tomatoes with green chiles, black beans, minced onion, cumin, and oregano into the cream cheese until evenly mixed.
  3. Halve bell peppers lengthwise. Remove and discard stem, seeds, and membranes.
  4. Fill each pepper half with about 3/4 cup of rice mixture; arrange into baking dish. Sprinkle cheese evenly over stuffed pepper halves.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until peppers are tender, 35 to 45 minutes.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 06, 2013

Flavorful, easy and filling. We will be making this again. I did add 1 tsp of garlic, I used cheddar jack cheese instead of plain cheddar, plain petite diced tomatoes since the kids were eating and I also used frozen chopped spinach because that is what I had on hand. It was a nice alternative to regular stuffed peppers. My husband and 2 year old loved it and my 5 year old liked it after he got over the look of it. I used red and green peppers, I preferred the red and my son preferred the green peppers. Over all a great meal.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 07, 2014

A lot of good ingredients in this, but the cumin is so overbearing in taste it makes this an awful tasting dish.

Dec 18, 2012

OK so first time I've rated anything on here because I usually look at other peoples ratings but this was so fantastic!!! My kids didnt like the "heat" but I used RoTel mild... they are such wimps :) Me and the hubs loved it (just the right amount) also I used Chopped spinach in its frozen form and put 2 cups of it in the microwave before to cook down to 1.5 cups... worked wonderfullly. It was great!! I didnt have any onion flakes so I used a 1/2 Tblsp of garlic powder instead and it was fabulous!!! I will totally make this agin but I may use regular diced tomatoes instead (for the kids sake). Also My hubby HATES GREEN PEPPERS but I uesed other colors and he loved it!!!

Mar 08, 2013

Wow! These were awesome! Didn't have the tomatoes with peppers, so substituted with regular diced and threw in a can of chiles. Added garlic powder as well and used kraft habenero shred cheese to top. Awesome. Will definitely be making these again. Had some leftover filling so saved it for wraps in which I also used habenero shred cheese. Awesome! Thanks for sharing recipe

Mar 15, 2013

This was very good and easy to put together. I added some frozen corn for more color and 1 tsp garlic powder. For stuffed peppers I prep the pepper then quick boil to ensure pepper is soft - then stuff and bake. So I skipped the water in the pan and just baked. I used Trader Joes Brown Rice Medley - this is a kitchen staple! I prepared rice in chicken broth but you could use vegetable broth just as well.

Mar 08, 2013

made these tonight there pretty good used smaller peppers so next time need to adjust the filling accordingly and will probably use diced tomatoes instead of rotel less heat. but otherwise great for a meatless meal.

Feb 27, 2015

Was looking for a new meatless dish, so I decided to try this out. I thought it was delicious! I didn't have any spinach on hand, so I was just going to go without, but at the last minute I added a can of drained corn. I also added a teaspoon of chili pepper, as I saw another recipe that called for it. I didn't want the cheese to get crunchy on top, so I cooked them for about 20 minutes and then topped with cheese for the remaining time. I had quite a bit of extra filling, so I just put in a small casserole dish with cheese on top and baked that as well. Worked out great, as the kids didn't really want the peppers anyway. I used green peppers, but I want to try it with red next time as I think it will compliment it nicely.

Sep 16, 2014

Made this for my wife and I. We both loved it. Followed the recipe exactly, and it was wonderful - and easy to make. We'll definitely be having these again!


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  • Calories
  • 230 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33.4 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 6.5 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 6.8 g
  • 27%
  • Protein
  • 10.7 g
  • 21%
  • Sodium
  • 309 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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