Sabroso Saturday: Vegan Stuffed Peppers

by Migdalia Rivera

It’s Sabroso Saturday (Translation: Tasty Saturday)! The day when we share recipes that have helped us stretch our budget, our imagination and our taste buds, without sacrificing our health!


I try to make at least 2 non-meat meals per week. I find this helps me save some money (and my waistline!).

For these meals, I usually make some type of fish, a savory omelet or a veggie dish. This week I will feature one of the veggies dishes that I make, a vegetable stuffed pepper. I know it sounds weird doesn’t it – like stuffing a chicken with a chicken right? – but it’s actually good! Its also healthy but don’t let that fool you, it packs a punch! 

The recipe is simple and quick to make.  I use left over beans since it keeps me from throwing them, and my hard earned dollars away. Since you are using left over beans that have already been seasoned you don’t have to add much more to the recipe which makes it easy peasy.  This is also a basic recipe so don’t be afraid to play around with the seasoning and change it up to suit your families needs!

¡Buen provecho!

 UPDATE: Thanks to one of my readers I learned that Vegan meals would not include cheese. So if you are preparing the recipe below as a Vegan dish, remove the cheese.

Vegan Stuffed Peppers

6 medium sized bell peppers (green, red or yellow- I like green)

  • 2 cups cooked beans
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozarella cheese
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • Black pepper and cayenne pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil



  1. Preheat oven to 375°
  2. Cut the tops of the peppers and take out the seeds. 
  3. Boil the peppers in a large pot for about 5 minutes. Remove peppers and place them upside down on paper to drain.
  4. In a bowl combine the other ingredients. Stuff the peppers with this.
  5. Place the stuffed peppers in a baking pan UPRIGHT. Pour a little bit of water in the pan and bake uncovered. 
  6. Bake peppers for about 20 minutes.


That’s it! They’re done! Now serve it with rice and you have a meal. :)



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Enjoy & have a healthy Sabroso Saturday!


About the Author

Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

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1 Run DMT January 15, 2011 at 10:15 am

We’ve been trying to add more vegetarian items to our menu. I used to be a vegetarian years ago, but my first pregnancy broke me of that habit. I craved red meat! lol

For health reasons and trying to limit our grocery bill spending, we’ve been eating more veggie meals. This sounds really good! I’ll add it to the menu rotation! Thanks!
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2 OfeliaNJ January 15, 2011 at 10:24 am

Oh thank goodness there’s CHEESE in there. My daughter will eat just about any kind of vegetable if there’s cheese involved. I won’t be calling it a vegan recipe, just say it’s something to eat instead of chicken (which we seem to do 4 times a week).
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3 Carolyn G January 15, 2011 at 12:17 pm

I could eat this although it is super duper healthy! LOL This looks really good. I think I might try it.
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4 Joscelyn@MamiofMultiples.com January 15, 2011 at 1:48 pm

My hubby loves stuffed peppers so I’m sure he will enjoy this new and healthy recipe for it. Thanks for sharing!

5 Tamara B. January 15, 2011 at 5:07 pm

I love Stuffed Peppers and what kind of beans did you use? Thank-you for posting the delicious recipe!

6 Craig January 15, 2011 at 5:15 pm

I can do this one – yay.

I can now say I have baked bread and now after this – who knows?

sounds sabrosa.
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7 Brenda January 15, 2011 at 6:39 pm

Hi! I will try the Stuffed Peppers!
Thanks for the Sabroso Saturday!
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8 Julie Diaz Asper January 15, 2011 at 7:03 pm

Love red peppers and need more non meat dishes in my life big time! Will try this! And promise to not deep fry them, lol.

9 Lisa January 15, 2011 at 7:54 pm

I’m a child of the 70’s so I grew up seeing my mom making stuffed peppers. They are yummy!
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10 Small Footprints January 15, 2011 at 9:01 pm

Oooops … on #10, I put my “name” instead the recipe name … so #10 & #11 are the same link (sorry).

Your vegetarian stuffed peppers sounds great. I’ve made them rice and veggies but really like the idea of using beans and cheese. Yummy!

Thanks for sharing!
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11 Maybelline @ Naturalmente Mamá January 16, 2011 at 12:31 am

The beans are new to me.. I’ve eaten it with rice and beef.. I’ll have to try them! Thanks for sharing!
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12 Maybelline @ Naturalmente Mamá January 16, 2011 at 12:52 am

for some reason I cannot get to read # 8.. It gives me an error
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13 Craig January 17, 2011 at 3:55 pm

Just wanted to say…

I came…

I cooked…

And I conquered the stuffed peppers

because of you

Thank you – muy sabrosa

14 Divina January 17, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Interesting, I have only had stuffed peppers with meat. Sounds delicious!
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15 Lindsey August 9, 2011 at 4:47 pm

You can always use vegan cheese – I recommend Daiya. It has a tapioca base so it stretches and melts like dairy-based cheese. :) Yum!

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