Vegetarian Tex-Mex Peppers
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.
- 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 NoteVegetarian meat crumbles are a nutritious protein source made from soy. Look for them in the natural foods freezer section.
Nutrition Facts2 each: 364 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 119mg cholesterol, 769mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 11g fiber), 19g protein.
Aug 18, 2013
These were OK, but I prefer stuffed peppers than contain ground beef.
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.
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
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.
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.
May 31, 2010
I think it's called TVP or Textured Vegetable Protein. I use dried instead of frozen...it can be prepared by soaking in boiled water for 10 minutes to rehydrate. The brand I use is 'Bob's Red Mill'.
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.
May 31, 2010
What in the world are "vegetarian meat crumbles"? What is a brand namer?
Mar 30, 2010
Rice mixture is a bit dry. Would consider adding something to moisten the stuffing.