December 16, 2011

stuffed green peppers


  • 2 bell peppers, any color, tops cut off and seeds removed

  • 3 cups cooked rice

  • 1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/4 onion powder

  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes

  • 2 cans of tomato sauce

  • 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tsp italian seasoning

  • dash of tabasco sauce

  • sprinkle of cheese

  • salt and pepper to taste

1. preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. bring a large pot of salted water to boil. add peppers & keep them submerged for three mins. drain and set aside. 3. Mix together cooked rice, 1.5 cans tomato sauce, tomatoes, garlic powder, beans, onion powder, 1/2 tbsp worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Fill the peppers with even amounts of rice mix. 4. Mix remaining tomato sauce, worcestershire sauce, italian seasoning and tabsaco sauce in a bowl and spoon over rice. 5. Bake 30-45 minutes. 6. Sprinkle the tops with a bit of cheese. Serve!


this was a delicious veggie dish Joe and I enjoyed earlier this week. i kept insisting that we add ground beef or something but J said rice & beans would be just fine -- which is surprising since J is definitely a meat & potatoes type of man. We had some leftover rice filling which was still delicious warmed up as leftovers.


  1. thanks for inspiration. stuffed pepper is just so versatile. i usually stuff the peppers with minced meat. it's a kind of typical slovakian-hungarian dish. if you are interested, you can check it on my blog. i wrote about it few months ago.
    btw, what is in the metal bowl next to the apples?

  2. Its cookie butter from Trader Joes -- just like peanut butter but tastier :)