These simple stuffed peppers are fun and flavorful. Use yellow, green, and orange peppers for a colorful dish!

Average Cost: $8.19
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Average Cook Time: 45 minutes
Average Servings: 4

Recipe Source:


  • 1 Cup brown rice, uncooked
  • 1 Can black beans, unsalted (15 ounces)
  • 4 Bell peppers (any color)
  • 1 Cup cheddar cheese, shredded (reduced fat)
  • 1 Tomato, sliced
  • 1 Cup salsa
  • Salt (to taste, optional)


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Step 2

Cook brown rice according to package directions. Wash the peppers under running water. Cut the tops off the peppers and spoon out the seeds. Drain and rinse the black beans.

Step 3

Combine the beans, rice, salsa, and salt (optional). Spoon about 3 Tbsp of the mixture into the bottom of each pepper. Place a slice of tomato on top of the mixture and sprinkle with 2 Tbsp of cheese.

Step 4

Repeat the last two steps to fill the pepper completely but do not top with cheese.

Step 5

Bake peppers for 30 minutes, top each with 2 Tbsp of cheese and continue baking for 15 minutes more.

Utensils Needed

  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Oven or toaster
  • Mixing bowl
  • Mixing spoon
  • Can opener


Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe

Total Fat4 g
Saturated Fat2 g
Cholesterol6 mg
Sodium599 mg
Total Carbohydrates63 g
Dietary Fiber13 g
Total Sugars6 g
Added Sugars0 g
Protein19 g