Black Bean Stuffed Peppers

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Green bell peppers stuffed with black beans and rice are vegetarian friendly and a great source of protein.

Recipe Prep Time
Prep Time
40 min
Recipe Cook Time
Cook Time
25 min
Recipe Ready Time
Ready In
1 hr 5 min
Recipe Servings


4 large green bell peppers

1 cup chicken broth

1 1/2 cups Florida’s Natural® Orange Juice

1/2 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup long grain rice

2 teaspoons chili powder

One 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained

One 11-ounce can whole kernel corn with peppers, drained

3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese (3 ounces)

Orange wedges (optional)


 In a small pan, bring 1 1/2 cups of Florida’s Natural® Orange Juice to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until half the liquid—3/4 cup—remains. Let cool slightly.

Fill a Dutch oven about half full of water; bring to a boil. Halve peppers lengthwise, removing seeds and membranes. Add peppers to boiling water and return to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 4 to 5 minutes, or until peppers are just tender. Drain peppers.

Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine broth, orange juice reduction, onion, uncooked rice and chili powder. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for about 20 minutes, or until rice is tender.

Stir in beans and corn. Stir in most of the cheese; toss to mix.

Fill peppers with rice mixture. Place in a 3-quart rectangular baking dish.

Bake, uncovered, in a 400° F oven for about 25 minutes, or until heated through.

Sprinkle with remaining cheese. If desired, garnish with orange wedges.

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