Grilled Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed peppers on the grill

Most people don’t like to turn on the oven in the middle of the summer when temperatures outside are scorching.  However, that doesn’t mean that you have to forget about your favorite winter baked recipes during the hot months of the year.  There are so many recipes that can be adapted from oven to grill.  Today I’m sharing one of my favorites, grilled stuffed peppers!


Stuffed peppers on the grill

Bell Peppers

Ground Beef


Black Beans

Southwest Corn Blend

Shredded Cheddar

Aluminum Foil

Stuffed Peppers -Tips & Tricks

Pepper Selection

Ok, you’re probably thinking “why do I need advice on selecting peppers”?  Well, for stuffed peppers, grilled or baked, you’ll want to pay extra attention to the peppers that you choose.  If you’re expecting them to stand up on the grill or in the oven in a dish, you’ll want to choose peppers that have a fairly flat bottom.  if they have a pointy bottom you’re screwed.

Stand Them Up

Cut a square piece of aluminum foil and place the pepper in the center.  Then, bunch up the aluminum foil around the pepper to create a donut/bowl for the pepper to rest on.  This will help it to stand up on the grill.

Stuffed grilled peppers

Stuffed Bell Peppers on the Grill

I made two with cheese and two without since I’m non dairy but my husband loves everything dairy.  My grill thermometer showed a temperature of 450 degrees and the peppers took about 30 minutes to cook.  The pepper itself should be soft and the cheese should be melted before you take them off the grill.  The filling is already cooked so if you prefer your peppers more on the crunchy side, adjust the cooking time as needed.

Grilled stuffed peppers

Grilled stuffed peppers

Grilled Stuffed Peppers

Course Main Course
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 4


  • 4 Bell Peppers
  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 1/2 cup Quinoa
  • 1 can Black Beans
  • 1 can Southwest Corn Mix
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Cheddar
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic


  1. Preheat your grill and allow it to get to roughly 450 degrees F.

  2. On the stove, brown the ground beef and drain as needed. Season to taste with salt, pepper and garlic.

  3. In a small sauce pan, cook the quinoa per package. Add salt, pepper and garlic to taste.

  4. Cut the tops off of the peppers and clean out the insides.

  5. Use aluminum foil to make a ring around the peppers that will allow them to stand up on the grill.

    Stuffed grilled peppers
  6. Mix the black beans and corn mix together in a medium bowl.

    how to make stuffed peppers on the grill
  7. After the quinoa has fully cooked, mix it together with the black beans and corn.

  8. Fill the peppers with the ground beef and quinoa, black bean and corn mix.

    Grilled stuffed peppers
  9. After the peppers are filled to the top with the mixture, top with shredded cheddar if desired.

  10. Put the peppers on the grill and cook for about 30 minutes.

    Grilled stuffed peppers
  11. Remove from grill. Allow to cool for 5 minutes and enjoy!

    Grilled stuffed peppers

I love making what are typically winter recipes on the grill.  With enough attention, you can pretty much grill anything!

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  1. This looks like fun to do on the BBQ! My husband and I make stuffed peppers in the oven, but have yet to try them on the BBQ. I also like your stuffing variation…it would be something fun and different from the usual way I make mine 🙂

  2. These look delicious! I love how you did them with yellow and red peppers, rather than green. I think they are much less bitter. I have never made stuffed peppers on the grill before, but I am willing to give it a try!

    1. Thanks Laurie. I also prefer the red, yellow and orange peppers. That little extra sweetness makes a huge difference!

    1. Hi Julie! My mom bought me two giant bags of quinoa at Costco last year so I do what I can to use them up. It really is a great substitute for rice.

  3. This looks amazing! Pinned to try before summer is over! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party- hope to see you there tomorrow too!

  4. Congratulations, your awesome post is featured on our Top Ten Features this week at Full Plate Thursday! Thanks so much for sharing with us and hope you will come back soon!
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