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Cheesy Vegan Beef-Stuffed Peppers
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Cheesy Vegan Beef-Stuffed Peppers Recipe

These cheesy vegan beef-stuffed peppers are bringing major comfort food vibes. Overflowing with Hodo Adobo Mexican Crumbles and melty plant-based cheese, what’s not to love?

Servings: 4


  • ¼-½ cup unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • 2 cups shredded vegan cheese, divided into two
  • 7oz can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 2-3 Tbsp vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 pack Hodo Adobo Mexican Crumbles
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ jalapeno, diced
  • 2 cups cooked rice (brown or white)
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp dried cilantro
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 bell peppers, tops cut off and seeds removed
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced


Preheat oven to 350°.

Adobo cheese sauce:

  1. Add milk to a saucepan, and heat on low-medium until warm.
  2. Mix in 1 cup vegan cheese shreds and whisk until melted.
  3. If additional milk is needed, add in 1 Tbsp increments.
  4. Stir in 3 Tbsp of canned adobo sauce (peppers removed).

Stuffed pepper filling:

  1. Heat a skillet with a small amount of vegetable oil, and brown Hodo Adobo Mexican Crumbles to desired texture.
  2. Saute onions, garlic, and jalapeno with additional vegetable oil until tender.
  3. In a mixing bowl, add rice, sauteed onion, garlic, and jalapeno mixture, Hodo Adobo Mexican Crumbles, spices, salt, and pepper. Combine well.
  4. Stir in the adobo cheese sauce, and mix well.

Assembly and cooking instructions:

  1. Stuff peppers with the filling mixture, layering with additional vegan cheese (optional).
  2. Assemble stuffed peppers in a lightly oiled casserole pan.
  3. Bake for 45 minutes or until cheese is melted and peppers begin to soften.
  4. Garnish with chopped green onions.

This recipe is brought to you by Hodo Foods, a plant-based food brand that offers a variety of products in addition to Hodo Adobo Mexican Crumbles, including organic tofu, soy milk, pre-seasoned cubes, and more. To learn more and find a store near you that carries Hodo Foods products, visit HodoFoods.com.


Photo credit: Brittney Chung

Anja Grommons


Anja is a plant-based dietitian by day and vegan foodie by night. She offers virtual nutrition coaching for vegan and veg-curious clients. Check out her site for coaching services, recipes, and nutrition tips at vegcentricdietitian.com.

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