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Vegetarian Tex-Mex Peppers

“Folks who enjoy stuffed peppers will love this delightfully delicious, Tex-Mex twist on their old favorite.” A bonus? The veggie filling is hearty enough to satisfy meat-eaters! Cele Knight - Nacogdoches, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 4 large green peppers
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup frozen vegetarian meat crumbles
  • 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom, optional
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies
  • 1 can (8 ounces) no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded Colby cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Cut peppers in half lengthwise and remove seeds. Discard stems. In a Dutch oven, cook peppers in boiling water 3-5 minutes. Drain and rinse in cold water; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine eggs, rice, meat crumbles, beans, pepper, pepper sauce and, if desired, cardamom. Spoon into peppers. Place in a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl, combine diced tomatoes, tomatoes and green chilies, and tomato sauce. Spoon over peppers. Cover and bake 40-45 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Sprinkle with cheese; bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
Editor's Note
Vegetarian meat crumbles are a nutritious protein source made from soy. Look for them in the natural foods freezer section.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 364 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 119mg cholesterol, 769mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 11g fiber), 19g protein.

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  • muffbear74
    Aug 18, 2013

    These were OK, but I prefer stuffed peppers than contain ground beef.

  • Emproper
    Jun 19, 2010

    Smart Ground is my stand-by brand of soy crumbles. I use them in chili, and meat-eaters can't tell the difference.

  • KScales
    Jun 3, 2010

    We apologize for any confusion around the vegetarian meat crumbles ingredient. Vegetarian meat crumbles are a nutritious protein source from soy. Look for them in the natural foods freezer section.Taste of Home Test Kitchen

  • rigglez
    Jun 2, 2010

    I actually added some ground meat instead of making this vegetarian. I also substituted white beans for the black beans b/c I didn't have black beans. I also left out the hot pepper sauce and some of the diced tomatoes.

  • PTEvans57
    Jun 1, 2010

    Morningstar is the brand of vegetarian meat crumbles I use, found in the frozen food aisles. Boca is another brand you might find.

  • WJSymons
    May 31, 2010

    I think it's called TVP or Textured Vegetable Protein. I use dried instead of can be prepared by soaking in boiled water for 10 minutes to rehydrate. The brand I use is 'Bob's Red Mill'.

  • rvgal237
    May 31, 2010

    I assume that the vegetarian meat mixture referred to is the tofu/soy mixture you can find in your market's produce dept. It is very tasty.

  • jonnyozark
    May 31, 2010

    What in the world are "vegetarian meat crumbles"? What is a brand namer?

  • herby7
    May 31, 2010

    No comment left

  • schultzy_25
    Mar 30, 2010

    Rice mixture is a bit dry. Would consider adding something to moisten the stuffing.