Spicy Bean Stuffed Peppers

Spicy Bean Stuffed Peppers


These stuffed peppers are a 100% KERF invention – I just brainstormed what we would have on hand this week and these peppers came together:


  • 1.5 cups cooked pinto and navy beans (you can go crazy with bean creativity here – use whatever you like, canned or dried)
  • 1 serving cooked bulgur
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 tbsp pickled jalapeño, diced
  • Cumin, oregano, hot sauce, black peppercorns, S+P – any seasonings you like!

Mix all ingredients together and stuff 2 bell peppers thusly:


Bake in a 400* oven for about 20 minutes. Top with cheese (we used muenster – half a slice on each pepper) and bake until cheese is melted:

Up close and personal beans and bulgur:


For two pepper halves:

430 kcal, 22 grams fiber, 24 grams of protein.

You could cut back with only a cup of beans and less cheese.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Liz August 15, 2008 at 10:55 am

I just made this recipe, but when i calculated the nutrional info I am only getting around 310 calories for 2 pepper halves (I did switch the bulgur for whole wheat couscous and used pepperjack instead of muenster). How did you come up with 430 kcal?


2 Kath August 16, 2008 at 9:01 pm

It’s been a long time since I ate this, but I did a rough estimate of the nutritional info. and came up with 840 kcal. for the whole recipe, which is about 420 a person. Not sure where the discrepancy is – are you using 1.5 cups of cooked pinto beans and a whole can of diced tomatoes?



3 julie February 19, 2009 at 11:17 pm

Hi there. Do you ever use Amarenth grain in any recipes you make? do you know if they have more fiber or nutrients than bulgar?



4 Kath February 20, 2009 at 5:27 am

julie ,
I have used amaranth a few times – you can search KERF to try to find those recipes. I do not know what the nutritional differences are between the two, but I’m sure you can find out online.



5 Mary June 12, 2010 at 4:24 pm

What size can of diced tomatoes?


6 Kath June 12, 2010 at 4:33 pm

14 oz


7 Mary June 17, 2010 at 4:06 pm

Thanks for the response. I made this adding ground turkey that had been browned (just using up leftovers!) and corn. Minus the jalapenos and it was super good- all 8 of the kids liked/loved it!

Thanks for another great recipe!


8 Shannon July 31, 2010 at 9:27 pm

Kath – I just made this recipe by using your idea but substituting with items I had on hand. SO GOOD! This, along with your vegetable lasagna are some of the best recipes I have tried. Keep em coming! :)



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