Delicious Vegetarian Stuffed Bell Peppers

Welcome to my vegan kitchen! As a vegan chef, I am passionate about creating delicious and nutritious meals that are cruelty-free and full of flavor. Today, I am excited to share with you one of my favorite recipes – Boca Crumbles Vegetarian Stuffed Bell Peppers.

These stuffed peppers are a great addition to any family dinner or potluck gathering. They are hearty and satisfying while being completely plant-based. Plus, they are incredibly versatile, so you can adjust the spices and seasonings to your liking.

Even if you’re not a fan of traditional beef-stuffed peppers, I think you will be pleasantly surprised by this vegan version. Made with crumbled Boca burger patties and cooked brown rice, these stuffed peppers are savory and full of texture.

So let’s get started! Whether you’re a long-time vegan or just looking for some plant-based meal inspiration, this recipe is sure to impress.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Boca Crumbles Vegetarian Stuffed Bell Peppers
Boca Crumbles Vegetarian Stuffed Bell Peppers

Even if you’re not a vegetarian, this Boca Crumbles Vegetarian Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe is sure to become one of your go-to dishes. With its combination of flavorful and nutritious ingredients, this recipe is a true crowd-pleaser that is perfect for any occasion.

Firstly, as a vegetarian option, it’s often hard to find a meal that has both protein and flavor. The Boca Crumbles provides the protein while the cooked brown rice and stewed tomatoes add a delicious depth of flavor. Plus, the peppers themselves are stuffed with tri-color vegetarian crumbles making it a healthy yet fulfilling dish.

Secondly, the recipe is incredibly versatile. You can substitute any of the ingredients to fit your taste preference or dietary requirements. For instance, if you prefer meat, you can use ground beef instead of the vegan crumbles without compromising on flavor. Additionally, if you want a spicier kick, you can add some mustard or ketchup to the mix while cooking.

Lastly, this recipe is easy to make and fast to cook. It doesn’t require extensive culinary skills or expertise – anyone can whip up this nutritious meal in no time. All you need to do is sauté the onions and garlic in olive oil, then combine them with the cooked rice and crumbles before stuffing them into the peppers and baking them in the oven.

In conclusion, this vegetarian stuffed bell peppers recipe is a must-try for anyone looking for healthy yet delicious options for their meals. Not only is it versatile and easy-to-make, but it’s also packed with flavorful ingredients that will satisfy even the pickiest eaters. So what are you waiting for? Try this recipe out today!

Ingredient List

 Vibrant and colorful stuffed bell peppers loaded with protein-packed Boca Crumbles
Vibrant and colorful stuffed bell peppers loaded with protein-packed Boca Crumbles

Here’s a list of ingredients that you will need to prepare this succulent stuffed bell peppers recipe:

  • 6 large bell peppers (red, green or tri-color)
  • 1 lb. Boca Crumbles vegetarian ground crumbles
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 14.5 oz can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 cup cooked long-grain brown rice
  • 3 large bell peppers
  • 1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 3 cups frozen Boca veggie ground crumbles
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 2 cups frozen tri-color vegetarian protein crumbles
  • 1/2 cup chopped morningstar farms sausage patties (optional)
  • 1 jar taco bell thick & chunky salsa, divided in half

Make sure you have all of them before you start cooking your perfect vegan meal!

The Recipe How-To

 Get your veggies with a twist by trying these stuffed bell peppers for a hearty meal
Get your veggies with a twist by trying these stuffed bell peppers for a hearty meal

Now, let’s get into the heart of this recipe – making the stuffed bell peppers. Follow these steps and you’ll have a delicious and satisfying meal in no time!

Step 1: Prepare the Bell Peppers

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F.
  • Cut off the tops of 6 large bell peppers and clean out the seeds and membranes.
  • If necessary, trim the bottoms of the peppers so they stand up straight in a baking dish.

Step 2: Cook the Filling

  • In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add 1 small chopped onion and 2 cloves minced garlic, cook until soft.
  • Add 2 cups frozen Boca crumbles (or other vegetarian meat alternative) and cook until browned.
  • Add in 1 can (14.5 oz) stewed tomatoes with their juice, and 1 cup cooked brown rice to the skillet. Mix well until heated through.

Step 3: Stuffing Time!

  • Fill each pepper with your mixture until they’re nearly full, then pour a little bit of tomato sauce over each one.
  • Cover your baking dish tightly with aluminum foil and bake for about 45 minutes.
  • When 10 minutes remain, remove from oven, sprinkle your desired shredded vegan cheese on top of each stuffed pepper if you’d like, and return to oven for remaining time.

Step 4: Serve Your Delicious Vegetarian Stuffed Bell Peppers

  • Allow the stuffed peppers to cool slightly before serving (optional).
  • Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro or parsley if desired.
  • Enjoy it as is or serve it with a side dish such as veggie guacamole salad or kale chips.

With these steps, anyone can make an amazing vegan dish!

Substitutions and Variations

 A medley of tender and juicy bell peppers, stuffed with vegan goodness
A medley of tender and juicy bell peppers, stuffed with vegan goodness

As a vegan chef, I always welcome the idea of substitutions and variations to recipes. In this vegetarian stuffed bell peppers recipe, you can definitely get creative with your ingredients. Here are some ideas for substitutions and variations:

– Use quinoa instead of brown rice: If you’re looking to switch up the staple ingredient, try using quinoa instead of brown rice. The texture may be slightly different but the taste will still be delicious.

– Add more veggies: While this recipe already includes bell peppers as the main vegetable, feel free to add in more veggies like mushrooms or zucchini for extra flavor and nutrition.

– Experiment with different proteins: If you’re not a fan of Boca Crumbles vegetarian meat, you can switch it up by using mushrooms, tofu or tempeh instead.

– Change up the sauce: Instead of stewed tomatoes in the sauce mixture, try using a tomato-based pasta sauce or even homemade salsa for a different twist.

– Make it spicy: If you love heat, add some cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes to the recipe for an extra punch.

Overall, don’t be afraid to mix and match ingredients in this recipe to suit your taste preferences. It’s all about experimenting and finding what works best for you.

Serving and Pairing

 Bell peppers never looked so impressive until they were stuffed with Boca Crumbles
Bell peppers never looked so impressive until they were stuffed with Boca Crumbles

Now that you have prepared these delicious Boca Crumbles Vegetarian Stuffed Bell Peppers, it’s time to decide how you will serve and pair them.

These stuffed bell peppers are a complete meal in themselves, providing a balanced mix of carbohydrates, proteins, and vegetables. To make this meal even more wholesome, consider serving it with a side salad or some steamed veggies.

To add an extra layer of flavor to your stuffed peppers, you can also top them with some shredded vegan cheese or sprinkle some nutritional yeast on top before serving. If you’re feeling adventurous, try pairing these peppers with some spicy mustard or ketchup for a bold burst of flavor.

These stuffed bell peppers make for great leftovers and can be easily reheated in the microwave or oven. They are perfect for meal prep as well – simply prepare them beforehand and refrigerate or freeze them until ready to eat.

Overall, these vegetarian stuffed peppers are versatile enough to be paired with a variety of sides and condiments, making them a great addition to any dinner table.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The ultimate comfort food that also happens to be vegan-friendly and healthy
The ultimate comfort food that also happens to be vegan-friendly and healthy

One of the great things about this Boca Crumbles Vegetarian Stuffed Bell Peppers recipe is that it can be made ahead of time, stored, and reheated later. Here are some helpful tips to ensure that your stuffed peppers stay fresh, delicious, and ready-to-eat:

Make-Ahead: You can stuff the bell peppers, cover them with plastic wrap or foil, and refrigerate them for up to 24 hours before baking. This makes it perfect for meal prepping or preparing the dish in advance for a dinner party.

Storing: If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. The longer the stuffed peppers sit in the fridge, the softer they become so it is best to consume them sooner rather than later.

Reheating: To reheat your stuffed peppers, you can either use your oven or microwave. If using an oven, preheat it to 350°F (175°C), arrange the stuffed peppers on a baking sheet, cover with foil and bake for about 15-20 minutes until heated through. If using a microwave, place the stuffed pepper in a microwave-safe bowl with lid or cover with moist paper towel and microwave on high power for about 2-3 minutes until heated through.

Tips: Keep the cooked peppers separate from the filling if you plan on storing them ahead of time. This prevents the filling from making the peppers soggy while in storage. Additionally, if you prefer a more crisp topping (which may not be available after reheating), add this to your dish just before serving.

Now you know how to make this recipe ahead of time and enjoy it anytime you crave for a healthier option!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Have a meal that is both satisfying and guilt-free with these vegetarian stuffed bell peppers
Have a meal that is both satisfying and guilt-free with these vegetarian stuffed bell peppers

Now that you have all the ingredients prepped and ready to go, let’s talk about a few tips to ensure perfect results for your Boca Crumbles Vegetarian Stuffed Bell Peppers recipe.

Firstly, make sure to cook your brown rice just right. The key is to not overcook it as it will turn out mushy and not hold together well in the pepper. On the other hand, if it is undercooked, it will be crunchy and hard to eat. Cook the rice according to package instructions and fluff with a fork when done.

When sautéing the onions and garlic, make sure they become soft and caramelized before adding the Boca crumbles. This will bring out more flavor in the dish and create a more cohesive filling.

Another tip is to preheat your oven before putting the stuffed bell peppers inside. This will ensure that your peppers cook evenly and consistently throughout.

I also recommend using a thick and chunky salsa, such as Taco Bell’s tri-color vegetarian salsa, instead of regular tomato sauce. This will add extra flavor and texture to your dish.

Lastly, when cleaning out your bell peppers, do not remove too much of the inner flesh as this can cause them to become too thin and fragile. Instead, clean out just enough so that you can easily fill them with the stuffing mixture.

By following these simple tips, you can create the perfect plant-based meal that is both flavorful and healthy. So go ahead and impress your guests with these delicious Boca Crumbles Vegetarian Stuffed Bell Peppers.


As an assistant to a vegan chef, I understand that questions may arise during the cooking process. To ensure the success of your Boca Crumbles Vegetarian Stuffed Bell Peppers recipe, I have compiled a list of frequently asked questions with accompanying answers. Whether you are a seasoned chef or new to the kitchen, these questions and answers will provide clarity and confidence while cooking this delectable, plant-based meal.

What to do with Boca crumbles?

Prepare the crumbles mixture according to instructions and use it to add a unique flavor to your taco salads or nachos. Give your loved ones a taste of something new while sticking to a healthy diet, as this meatless version is low in fat.

Should peppers be precooked before stuffing?

To ensure the perfect tenderness of the peppers, it is recommended to pre-bake them for 30 minutes. This will result in a delicious and mouth-watering stuffed pepper dish that requires only an additional 20 minutes of baking time to perfectly melt the cheese.

Why are my stuffed peppers soggy?

When preparing stuffed peppers, it’s essential not to overcook them as they’ll become mushy and unappetizing. Additionally, refrain from including too much additional liquid to the filling mixture before baking to prevent the peppers from becoming soggy. It’s crucial to ensure that the peppers are fork-tender before removing them from the oven.

How do you keep stuffed peppers from falling apart?

To ensure a sturdy base for the stuffed pepper, I recommend trimming a small, flat section off the bottom. It’s important to be careful not to cut through the entire pepper to avoid any of the stuffing liquid spilling out onto the baking sheet.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Boca Crumbles Vegetarian Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe is a dish that will definitely make your taste buds happy. With its mix of healthy plant-based ingredients, this recipe has a low environmental impact and is nutritionally balanced. Plus, it’s easy to prepare with minimum effort and can easily be customized to fit with your family’s dietary preferences. So why not give it a try? Whether you’re looking for a way to enjoy meatless crumbles or are simply in search of a new healthy dish, these stuffed peppers are sure to impress. Remember to follow the tips and recommendations in this article for perfect results every time. And most importantly, enjoy the delicious flavors brought about by this tasty dish!

Boca Crumbles Vegetarian Stuffed Bell Peppers

Boca Crumbles Vegetarian Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe

These are an easy throw together comfort food for me. You can add shredded cheddar to the top if you want It is a low-fat. delicious dinner and could easily please a "meat eater"!
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Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine Vegetarian
Calories 185.3 kcal


  • 3 bell peppers (red or green)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1/8 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen soy crumbles (I use Boca Brand)
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice (I use Uncle Bens ready made)
  • 3 -4 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 -2 tablespoon mustard


  • Sauté onions and garlic in oil until soft.
  • Meanwhile, cut peppers lengthwise and clean out seeds & membrane.
  • Add undrained tomatoes, boca crumbles and rice to softened onion mixture. Simmer until well combined. Add ketchup and mustard **NOTE** Add more or less depending on how thick/thin sauce is. It should be just thick enough to remain in peppers. Play with it and add it to taste!
  • Put pepper shells in a 13x9 and spoon mixture into peppers and cook covered with foil for 1 to 1 1/2 hours at 350°F or until peppers are soft.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 209gCalories: 185.3kcalCarbohydrates: 25.9gProtein: 10.1gFat: 6.4gSaturated Fat: 0.5gSodium: 1721.4mgFiber: 7.3gSugar: 7.5g
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