They say necessity is the mother of invention. I can go with that, since this recipe came about to appease my hubby's cravings for stuffed peppers and his deep, abiding love of red beans and rice. The man loves the red beans and rice, possible more than me. :) There are a lot of steps listed in the recipe, but it is really quick getting the peppers to the oven. Cooking time is for the longest range of bake time.