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Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Black Bean, Corn & Sweet Potato

Vegetarian stuffed poblano peppers loaded with salsa, sweet potato, corn and black beans. Easy, minimal ingredients and HEALTHY!
Course Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Healthy, Vegetarian
Keyword stuffed poblano peppers
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 10 poblano pepper halves
Calories 230 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • 5 large poblano peppers
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15 oz) can sweet corn, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1 small sweet potato
  • 1 1/4 cups chunky tomato salsa (I used Trader Joe's)
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (dairy free if desired)
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro, for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Slice each poblano pepper in half lengthwise and place in 9x13 inch pan.
  2. Poke holes in the sweet potato and microwave on high for 4 minutes. Once done, allow to cool then cut into small cubes. This allows the sweet potato to cook a little bit before mixing with the other ingredients.
  3. Add black beans, corn, onion, sweet potato, tomato salsa, chili powder, cumin and oregano. Divide evenly into each poblano pepper half. 
  4. Cover pan with foil and bake for 40 minutes or until peppers are fork tender. Remove foil, sprinkle cheese on each pepper (about 1 1/2 tablespoons on each) and bake for another 5 minutes.

  5. Remove from oven and sprinkle with cilantro. Serve with guacamole and extra salsa, if desired. Makes 10 poblano halves. 1 serving = 2 poblano halves

Recipe Notes

If you can't find poblano peppers, feel free to substitute large red or green bell peppers. I recommend using 4 bell peppers and cutting them in half lengthwise.

I recommend serving these on a bed of quinoa or brown rice for a complete meal.

Nutrition Facts
Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Black Bean, Corn & Sweet Potato
Amount Per Serving (2 pepper halves)
Calories 230 Calories from Fat 28
% Daily Value*
Fat 3.1g5%
Carbohydrates 43.2g14%
Fiber 8.7g36%
Sugar 13.4g15%
Protein 12g24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.