1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Wash bell peppers, remove seeds and cut into bite-sized pieces. Arrange pieces close together in a single layer on a large foil-lined baking sheet.
3. In a medium bowl, combine salsa, seasonings and meat, beans or tofu. Spoon the mixture evenly over pepper pieces then top with cheese.
4. Bake for 15 minutes, or until peppers are heated through and cheese is melted. Serve warm.
5. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


For added flavor, top with chopped cilantro, green onions or black olives!


4 bell peppers

1 cup of salsa
2 teaspoons of seasoning (try a mixture-chili powder, garlic powder, ground cumin, pepper)
2 cups of beans
1 cup of reduced fat shredded cheese

Serves 8


cutting board, measuring cup, can opener, measuring cup

More About Bell Peppers

How to Select

Choose peppers that are brightly colored and firm with tight skin.Avoid dull or shriveled peppers.

How to Store

Refrigerate bell peppers and use within 5 days.

How to Prepare

Peppers can be eaten raw, grilled, baked or sauted. Top them on pizzas, throw them on salads or stuff them and bake them for a delicious meal!