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Stuffed Peppers

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4.91 from 11 votes
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Serves 4 to 6
This easy stuffed peppers recipe is fresh, healthy, and delicious! Top the peppers with cheese, or skip it, and serve them with guacamole or chipotle sauce for a vegan variation.

Ingredients

  • 4 red bell peppers
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • cups white cheddar cheese
  • Avocado slices or guacamole, for serving
  • Lime wedges, for serving
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Filling

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated
  • 2 jalapeños, diced, more for topping, if desired
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 3 cups cooked white jasmine rice
  • cups cooked black beans, drained and rinsed
  • cups corn kernels

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 450°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Slice the peppers in half lengthwise, remove the seeds and membranes, and place on the baking sheet, cut side up. Drizzle with olive oil, salt, and pepper and bake 10 minutes. Tip out and discard any liquid that pools inside the peppers. Set the peppers aside.
  • Make the filling. In a large bowl, mix together the olive oil, garlic, jalapeños, scallions, lime zest, lime juice, cumin, coriander, cayenne, salt, and cilantro. Fold in the rice, black beans, and corn.
  • Scoop the filling into the pepper halves and top them with the cheese. Broil for 2 to 5 minutes or until the cheese is bubbling and browned. Alternatively, continue baking at 450°F for 10 to 15 minutes until the cheese is melted. Serve with the avocado slices, lime wedges, and extra jalapenos, if desired.

Notes

Vegan version: Skip the cheese. Don’t bake the peppers the second time, and serve them with guacamole or chipotle sauce.