Has it Bean a While?

By: Jacqueline Gomes, RDN, MBA

February 1st, 2019 

If you can’t remember the last time you ate beans, you’re not alone. American’s consume three times LESS than what is recommended by the USDA for maximum health benefits. Diets including beans may reduce your risk of heart disease and certain cancers. Beans and other legumes are some of the most widely available, inexpensive and nutritious staple foods!

A nutrient-rich food, beans contain protein, complex carbohydrates, fiber, antioxidants, and important vitamins and minerals, such as folate, manganese, potassium, iron, phosphorous, copper and magnesium. The lean protein in beans helps maintain and promote muscle while beans’ complex carbohydrates provide a sustained energy source.

Bean cuisine can be very versatile and doesn’t have to be limited to bean soup. Beans can be prepared in breads, as a stuffing or casseroles!


Bush’s® Stuffed Peppers

Zesty stuffed peppers make a quick and easy dinner with the help of BUSH’S® Chili Magic® Chili Starter and instant rice

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Servings: 6



  • 1 can (15.5 oz) BUSH’S® Chili Magic® Chili Starter
  • 6 medium-size green or red peppers
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup instant rice



  1. Cut a thin slice for the top of each pepper. Remove seeds. Cook peppers in boiling water for 3 minutes. Invert and drain.
  2. In a large skillet, cook ground beef and onion until meat is browned; drain well. Stir in chili beans and rice.
  3. Divide mixture evenly among peppers. Place peppers in a 2-quart baking dish.
  4. Cover and bake at 350 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes or until peppers are tender.

Recipe Source: Bush’s® Best