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Black Bean and Corn Stuffed Jalapenos

Black Bean and Corn Stuffed Jalapenos are the perfect spicy vegetarian appetizer. The filling is wonderfully creamy and cheesy.

Vegetarian Stuffed Jalapenos

Perfect For Gameday

Baked vegetarian stuffed jalapenos filled with corn, black beans, cream cheese, and cheddar will spice up your next game day. Pair them with Mini Taco Bites to give your next party some southwestern flair.

I don’t know about you, but once the weather turns chilly, I really need something spicy to heat me up. And there’s nothing like some stuffed jalapenos to generate some heat.

Have you noticed how there’s a huge variation in the heat level of jalapenos sold at the grocery store? Whenever I use them finely minced in something and I really want them to add some serious heat, they end up having no more heat than a bell pepper.

Black Bean and Corn Stuffed Jalapenos

But when I make these and I wouldn’t mind a jalapeno with a little less heat since I’m eating the entire thing at once, they end up being hotter than hell.

Solution- have lots of cold beer handy. Actually an extra spoonful of sour cream probably helps cut the heat more if your mouth is on fire. Plus it tastes really good.

Looking for more jalapeno appetizers? Try these Bacon-Jalapeno Wrapped Tater Tots. They’re my fav! And if stuffed jalapenos are your jam, try these Crab Stuffed Jalapenos and Buffalo Chicken Jalapeno Poppers.

Recipe Tips For Black Bean and Corn Stuffed Jalapenos

The Jalapenos can be stuffed ahead of time and refigerated until you are ready to bake them.

Canned or frozen corn can be used instead of fresh.

Black Bean and Corn Stuffed Jalapenos

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Vegetarian Stuffed Jalapenos

Black Bean and Corn Stuffed Jalapenos

These vegetarian stuffed jalapenos are the perfect way to spice up a party!
PREP: 12 minutes
COOK: 25 minutes
TOTAL: 37 minutes


  • 8 jalapenos, halved and seeded
  • kernels from 1 ear of corn
  • 1/3 cup finely diced onion
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup drained and rinsed black beans
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 5 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar
  • sour cream, garnish
  • chopped cilantro


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place jalapeno halves cut side up on a large baking sheet.
  • In a nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat and add corn and onion. Saute 2-3 minutes.
  • Add garlic, chili powder, cumin, and oregano and sauté 2 more minutes. Stir in black beans, salt and pepper and remove from heat.
  • Combine cream cheese, cheddar cheese and corn/bean mixture in a medium bowl. Stir until evenly combined.
  • Distribute filling evenly between jalapenos. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Garnish with sour cream and cilantro.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: spicy, vegetarian

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Originally published November 17, 2013

Black Bean and Corn Stuffed Jalapenos

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17 thoughts on “Black Bean and Corn Stuffed Jalapenos”

  1. I remove that vein in the pepper and it does calm them down. Plus make sure all te seed are gone. This does look good and I will give it a try. Thanks. For the share.

  2. These sound so yummy, with the beans and veggies we can pretend they’re healthy. I’m going to try them very soon, thank you!

  3. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl

    This is such a great appetizer that I would just snack on all during dinner – love the jalapenos with the corn and black beans – all my favorites!

  4. Consuelo @ Honey & Figs

    I love spicy food, so these babies are right up my alley! They look seriously delicious 😀

  5. Ari @ Ari's Menu

    Holy cow, these are right up my alley! Spicy, bold and they look absolutely delicious!

    1. Christin
      Christin Mahrlig

      Thanks Ari! And I’ve been meaning to visit your blog for days so I’m coming over right now 🙂

  6. Shundara@SavyNaturalista

    Bacon wrapped tater tots and stuffed jalapeno peppers! I love a good kick to my food especially with corn and beans added! Nice little veggie dish.

  7. These are so tasty. Can I subtitute jalapeno with bell pepper and use red bean instead black bean? Thank you for the recipe 🙂

    1. Christin
      Christin Mahrlig

      Yes, I think that would be really good. You will probably want to increase the amount of filling since bell peppers are larger.

  8. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    This is a perfect appetizer and I agree with you. If I’m eating the whole thing I don’t want my lips to melt off in front of company. 🙂

  9. We love warming up with spicy foods too. My hubby would definitely love a plate of these stuffed jalapenos while sitting down to watch his favorite game. These look sensational Christin!

  10. I love SPICY appetizers like this. My MIL always worries that my spicy eating habits will effect my breastmilk but if anything it will give Lucy a taste for spice too! (And she tolerates my milk just fine). Thank you for sharing such a delicious dish. I hope you have a wonderful start to your week!

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