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Protein-Packed Vegan Stuffed Bell Peppers

40 min


These hearty little bell pepper boats are a fun way to enjoy dinner! They're protein-packed with soy veggie ground and mung beans, and are wonderfully balanced with grains and veggies as well.

stuffed bell pepper boats


40 min


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  • 6
    large red bell peppers
  • 1 tsp (5 mL)
    vegetable oil
  • 1
    yellow onion, chopped
  • 3
    cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1½ cups (170 g)
    soy veggie ground*
  • 1 tsp (3 g)
    ground cumin
  • 1 tsp (1 g)
    Italian spice mix
  • ½ tsp
    ground turmeric
  • ⅛ tsp
  • 1 pinch
    ground black pepper
  • ¾ cup (198 g)
    pasta sauce
  • 1½ cups (278 g)
    cooked mung beans
  • 1½ cups (292 g)
    cooked brown rice
  • ½ cup (68 g)
    green olives

Optional garnish

  • avocado
  • fresh cilantro
  • hot sauce
  • red onion
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  1. Cut the bell peppers in half lengthwise and discard the seeds. Sprinkle the insides of the bell peppers lightly with salt.
  2. In a large pan on high heat, add the oil and onions and sauté until lightly browned, about 5 minutes, adding splashes of water as needed to deglaze the pan.
  3. Then add the garlic and sauté for another 2 minutes.
  4. Then add the soy ground and spices and cook for 2 - 3 minutes.
  5. Finally, stir in the pasta sauce, beans, cooked brown rice, and olives.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  7. Stuff the peppers with the rice mixture on a parchment-lined baking tray. Bake uncovered on the middle rack of the oven for 30 - 40 minutes, or until the bell peppers are lightly charred and cooked to your liking.
  8. Serve with a garnish of your choice and enjoy!


  • * If you don’t have soy veggie ground, substitute for equal parts beans and rice.


Plate method

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Grains 11%

cooked brown rice

Proteins 23%

soy veggie ground

cooked mung beans

Fruits & Veggies 66%

large red bell pepper

yellow onion

clove garlic

pasta sauce

green olives

No significant sources of calcium

vegetable oil

green olives

Nutrition info

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Ladina - March 16, 2021, 5:55 p.m.

Hi Sadia
First of all: I love the new website. It looks fantastic and I love all the information you add to the recipes. It looks very neat. The different filters for the recipes are also really helpful.

One question about this recipe: How many people is it for? How many servings is one „stuffed bell pepper boat“? It would be really helpful to me, to know how much to make for how many people. Quantities are sometimes really hard for me. 😅

Thanks a lot for all your delicious recipes. I‘ve been following your youtube channel for a couple of years and I went vegan 1.5 years ago. Your channel was very helpful during my transition and still is. I’ve learned a lot about cooking and nutrition from you and I‘ve been cooking a lot more since going vegan. One reason for that are your awesome videos. I love watching them and the food always looks delicious. I‘ve been making some of your recipes regularly and I really appreciate all your work! Thanks a thousand times!!

All the best to you, Robin and your team

Sadia - March 29, 2021, 4:08 p.m.

Hey Ladina! Aw thanks so much for the lovely comment - so glad you're enjoying the new site and the recipes! As for the number of servings, it can be hard to say, as every person's appetite differs. I could perhaps eat 2 - 3 boats, while Robin could perhaps eat 4 - 5. And that might still change to be more or less depending on if we've been active that day, or just generally how hungry we're feeling. I hope this helps for now. Feel free to also use our new scaling feature to scale recipes up or down, if you'd like to make more or less 😊 enjoy!!