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Tamale Peppers

Tamale Peppers

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
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 195 kcal

Ingredients

  • 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

Garnish

  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro chopped

Instructions

  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.