Tamale Peppers

Tamale Peppers Dish – Healthy and Filling

I love the ingredients in this Tamale Peppers dish, and love the color and delightful presentation! The cornmeal gives the filling a “tamale-like” texture.


Healthy and filling – no meat needed.

I will admit.. I was a little skeptical of how this would turn out… but I’m sooo glad that I took the chance.. the taste is amazing!!

I’m not vegetarian but these peppers with some chips and salsa on the side and I’m fat and happy

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Tamale Peppers
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Resting Time
5 mins
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins

Tamale Peppers are so easy to make and are really a good meatless substitution for stuffed peppers!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Tamale Peppers
Servings: 4
Calories: 195 kcal
  • 4 large bell peppers any color
  • 1 cup fresh tomato diced
  • 1 cup black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 3/4 cup salsa
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded and divided
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Slice off the top of each pepper and clean out the seeds.
  3. Combine tomatoes, black beans, corn, onion, salsa, 3/4 c of the cheese, cornmeal, cilantro, cumin and water. Mix well.
  4. Spoon veggie mixture into the peppers. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top of each pepper.
  5. Place peppers in an 8x8" baking pan and fill with 1/2" of water.
  6. Bake 50 minutes, or until peppers are tender and the filling is heated through.
  7. Let stand 5 minutes before serving warm, garnished with green onions and cilantro.


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Recipe based on one by Starrynews
Photo by Starrynews