.Stuffed Peppers – Gluten Free

Mexican Stuffed Peppers

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Quick Facts

Servings: 3
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 25 min.
Total: 40 min.
Keep these ingredients on hand to create a super-easy, healthy, dinner recipe.


  • 3 bell peppers (I had one yellow, one orange and one red but any colors will do)
  • 1 15 oz can refried black beans
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 3 Tbs Mexican cheese blend
  • 3/4 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • Salsa (optional)


  • Roast the peppers under a broiler (350°F for 5 minutes (or until the top of the peppers begins to blacken). At the same time, cook the brown rice (I used minute brown rice and just followed the directions on the package for 1 cup!)
  • Cut off the tops of the peppers, take out the seeds. Set aside.
  • Heat the corn in a microwave safe bowl (or on the stovetop). I used about ¾ cups of corn. Once warmed, stir in ~½ tsp cumin, ~½ tsp chili powder, and ~¼ tsp salt. Set aside
  • Heat the refried black beans on the stove, add taco seasoning to taste (I used about 1/3 of the packet).
  • Spread the black beans at the bottom and along the sides of each pepper. Top with corn mixture, then with brown rice, then with corn again. Spoon 1 Tbsp Mexican cheese blend on top of each pepper. Broil at 350°F on low for 5 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly. Serve with salsa and/or guacamole. Enjoy!!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 429
  Calories from Fat 38 (9%)
(7%)Total Fat 4g
(5%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(2%)Cholesterol 5mg
(27%)Sodium 643mg
(10%)Potassium 356mg
Total Carbohydrate 89g
(57%)Dietary Fiber 14g
Sugars 6g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(15%)Protein 8g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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