Gluten Free Vegan Stuffed Peppers

Gluten Free Vegan Tex-Mex Stuffed Peppers Recipe

I love the concept of “leaning in” to new things; making small adjustments instead of trying to completely change overnight.

I am definitely a meat-loving, meat-eating kinda gal, but I have been “leaning into” a more plant-based diet recently. I like the idea of Meatless Mondays – not a drastic change, just a minor adjustment.

These Gluten Free Vegan Tex-Mex Stuffed Peppers Recipe are packed with flavor and taste decidedly “meaty” thanks to Kim’s Simple Meals Organic Homestyle Burger mix.

You can use whatever color bell peppers you like, but look for peppers that are evenly wide at the top and bottom if possible – it makes for easier stuffing.

I topped my stuffed peppers with a simple, homemade Pico de Gallo, but feel free to use store bought or even jarred salsa if that’s easier. I also like the addition of some vegan sour cream, avocado slices, and fresh cilantro as garnishes – makes for a fiesta in the mouth!

Gluten Free Vegan Stuffed Peppers Recipe

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Gluten Free Vegan Stuffed Peppers
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Gluten Free Vegan Tex-Mex Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 179kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More



  • 1 8-ounce box Kim’s Simple Meals Organic Homestyle Burger mix
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium white or yellow onion finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 10-ounce can tomatoes and chilies – such as RoTel, undrained
  • 6 bell peppers
  • Kosher or fine sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Pico de Gallo

  • 3 plum tomatoes seeded and chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves chopped
  • ½ jalapeño pepper seeded, deveined, and minced
  • ½ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Juice of 1 lime

Optional garnishes

  • Avocado slices
  • Vegan sour cream
  • Fresh cilantro leaves



  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Bring cups water to a boil in a small saucepan. Add the Kim’s Simple Meals Organic Homestyle Burger mix, take off the heat, stir well and let sit for a few minutes to thicken.
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat the oil. If making Pico de Gallo, reserve 2 tablespoons of the diced onion and put the rest in the skillet. Cook until the onions are soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for another 30 seconds. Add the burger mix, chili powder, and cumin. Cook the burger mix, breaking it up with a spatula, for 5 minutes. Add the canned tomatoes and chilies and cook until the liquid is absorbed, about 5 more minutes.
  • Cut a sliver off the bottom of each pepper so they stand up straight. Cut off the tops of the peppers and pull out the seeds. Stuff the mixture into the peppers, filling them all the way. Place the peppers in a baking dish, pour about 1 inch of hot water into the baking dish and bake for 30 minutes or until the peppers are soft and beginning to brown at the top.

Pico de Gallo

  • While the peppers are baking, make the Pico de Gallo. Combine the reserved 2 tablespoons of diced onion with the rest of the ingredients in a small bowl. Stir to combine. Let sit at room temperature while the peppers bake.
  • To serve, use a slotted spoon to add some Pico de Gallo over the top of each pepper, garnish with avocado slices, vegan sour cream, and cilantro leaves, if desired.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Vegan Tex-Mex Stuffed Peppers Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 179 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 26mg9%
Sodium 49mg2%
Potassium 561mg16%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 4295IU86%
Vitamin C 163.8mg199%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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