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Vegan Stuffed Peppers

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  • Author: Chef Ani
  • Prep Time: 20-30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30-40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: Serves 2-4 1x


The Stuffed Pepper Recipe is one of those recipes that can be made into all sorts of exotic and fanciful dishes with the right filling, and I have given you suggestions below. However, today, we are making super simple, no-fuss vegan stuffed peppers.


  • 12 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 small jalapeño, finely chopped (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch + 3/4 cup cold water
  • 1 can (15.5 ounces) small white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large sweet peppers


Step 1:  Prepare Filling:

  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • In a medium saucepan, sauté onion, garlic, and jalapeño in olive oil.
  • Add cumin, oregano, smoked paprika, and tomato paste.
  • In a separate bowl, make a slurry with the cold water and cornstarch, and add to the filling and stir.
  • Add white beans, cilantro, and salt.  Bring to a boil, let simmer for 1 minute.

Step 2: Prepare the Peppers:

  • Wash the peppers and cut them either lengthwise or crosswise according to your preference.
  • Cut out the core and deseed the peppers.

Step 3:  Assemble the Stuffed Peppers

  • Grease a baking dish and arrange the peppers in the dish.
  • Fill each half pepper with 1/4 of the filling.
  • Bake for 30-45 minutes.  Garnish and serve.


Optional Garnishes: