Fiesta Vegetable Stuffed Bell Peppers

"I created this recipe by just putting together ingredients that I like. A tasty Southwestern appetizer, sidedish, or even main course."
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Ready In:
8 stuffed pepper halves




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cut the peppers in half lengthwise and clean out the seeds.
  • Chop the onion and sauté until they are soft but still slightly firm.
  • Mix the onion, black beans, and corn together in a mixing bowl.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, combine the olive oil, cumin, cayenne pepper, garlic, and cilantro.
  • Add the oil mixture to the vegetables, mix until they are thoroughly coated.
  • Fill the pepper halves with the mixture.
  • Top each pepper with combination of the two cheeses.
  • On a cookie sheet, bake for 8-10 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted.

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  1. Gay Gilmore
    A big hit at a Mexican themed party I had. I used these baby sweet peppers (red, orange and yellow) that you can get at costco, so they were bite-size. I sliced them lengthwise and stuffed them. I used Mexican chese instead of chedder, but I think next time I'll use cheddar. I broiled them for 15 minutes. They were so beautiful...
  2. suemodikoane
    This was delicious. We substituted vegetarian ground beef (seitan) for the black beans. Will definitely make this one again!
  3. gypsygal
    I had an overload of garden green peppers and was looking for a different recipe for stuffed peppers. Your's caught my eye. I'm glad it did. It's a "Keeper" for us. Your stuffing ingredients made more than 4 peppers for me. Based on some reviews, I added 1 egg and 1 Cup chedder cheese to the mix. This held the mix together. Also, I added 1 Tbl. cumin more to the mix, plus 1 diced hot pepper and 1 red pepper to the onions, when I sauted the onions. I stuffed whole raw peppers. Filled a 2 qt. glass dish. I wanted some juice in the dish and added a 14oz. can of diced tomatoes with the juice in the dish. Baked in the oven at 350 degrees until the peppers were almost tender (still had some crunch) I then sprinkled the last cup of monterey jack pepper cheese on the top and put the dish back in the oven until the cheese melted. "Oh My God"! It was awsome! Leftovers tasted better. Had some for the freezer. Defrosted those - They were good too. This is fantastic recipe. Thank you for a "favorite".
  4. Greeny4444
    I cut this recipe in half, and used canned corn. This was easy to make, and the filling was very tasty. As another reviewer said, it was a bit difficult to eat, just because the beans/corn aren't as smooth as say, a meaty mixture would be. I did grate my onion, because I didn't want to dirty a pan to saute them. I put the oil in the same bowl with everything else, then sprinkled the spices on top and mixed it all up, and then to layer, I put a little cheese, bean mixture, cheese. I did kind of wish I had blanched the peppers a bit, because they were so crunchy still (I didn't mind, I like red bell peppers, but wishing I had for my husband). The filling is really good, and I might use it in enchiladas or something. Thanks for sharing.
  5. Gingers Place
    Alright, it maybe against the theme of this recipe but I put lime chicken into this and it was just, great.


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