Grilled Black Bean- and Rice-Stuffed Peppers

Grill a veggie bean fiesta and have it on the table in 30 minutes.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1
can (15 oz) Progresso™ black beans, drained, rinsed
3/4
cup cooked white rice
4
medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro
2
tablespoons vegetable oil
2
tablespoons lime juice
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
1/4
teaspoon salt
3
large bell peppers, cut lengthwise in half, seeds removed
1
plum (Roma) tomato, diced
Additional chopped fresh cilantro, if desired

  • 1 Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. Cut three 18x12-inch pieces heavy-duty foil. Spray with cooking spray.
  • 2 Mix beans, rice, onions, 1/4 cup cilantro, the oil, lime juice, garlic and salt. Place 2 bell pepper halves on one side of each foil piece. Fill with bean mixture.
  • 3 Fold foil over peppers so edges meet. Seal edges, making tight 1/2-inch fold; fold again. Allow space on sides for circulation and expansion.
  • 4 Cover and grill packets over medium heat 15 to 20 minutes or until peppers are tender. Place packets on serving platter. Cut large X across top of each packet; fold back foil. Sprinkle with tomato and additional cilantro.

Expert Tips

If you like, sprinkle the cooked peppers with shredded Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese.

Any color bell pepper can be used for this recipe. For fiesta flair, try using a variety of colors.

These meatless stuffed bell peppers can be served as a main dish with salad and bread, or they make a nice side dish with pork chops or chicken.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
180
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
105mg
105%;
Total Carbohydrate
27g
27%
(Dietary Fiber
6g
6%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
7g
7%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
60%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.