Vegetarian Stuffed Bell Peppers
These delicious Vegetarian Stuffed Bell Peppers are made with brown rice, corn, black beans, Green Mountain Gringo® Medium Salsa, jalapeño and taco seasoning. Then, they are topped with crushed Green Mountain Gringo® Original Tortilla Strips and cheddar cheese. They make a healthy and tasty meal for the entire family!
Servings: 6 Peppers
- 1 Cup Green Mountain Gringo® Medium Salsa
- 1 Cup Green Mountain Gringo® Original Tortilla Strips crushed into small bits for topping
- 6 Bell Peppers tops cut off and seeds and ribs removed
- 1 Cup Brown Rice
- 1 Cup Vegetable Broth
- 1 15 ounce Can Black Beans drained and rinsed
- 1 Cup Frozen Sweet Corn
- 2 Cups Cheddar Cheese, divided shredded
- 2 teaspoons Taco Seasoning
- 1 small Jalapeño seeds and ribs removed and diced
- Cilantro for garnish
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat a 13x9 inch baking dish lightly with cooking spray or rub with olive oil and set aside.
Remove tops and cores from bell peppers. Rinse out and make sure seeds are removed.
Cook brown rice according to instructions. I like to use vegetable broth instead of water as it gives the rice more flavor.
When rice is done cooking, fluff it with a fork and add it to a large bowl. Add black beans and sweet corn to the rice.
Next, add Green Mountain Gringo® Medium Salsa, cheddar cheese, taco seasoning and jalapeño to bowl and stir to combine.
Fill each bell pepper with about a cup of the rice mixture.
Place the bell peppers into the prepared baking dish and cover with foil.
Bake on center rack in oven at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, remove from oven and take the tin foil off. Sprinkle the tops of the bell peppers with a tablespoon of crushed Green Mountain Gringo® Original Tortilla Strips and a sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
Place the bell peppers back in the oven and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Serve bell peppers warm with a side of Green Mountain Gringo® Medium Salsa and Green Mountain Gringo® Original Tortilla Strips. Granish with cilantro or jalapeño if desired.
Calories: 363kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 722mg | Potassium: 552mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 4487IU | Vitamin C: 157mg | Calcium: 303mg | Iron: 2mg