Black Beans and Rice Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe

Serene Herrera | House of Yumm

Black Beans and Rice Stuffed Tomatoes. A colorful, flavorful meal that is sure to be a winner with the entire family! Black beans and rice cooked with juicy bits of ground turkey, melted cheese, fresh cilantro, all baked inside of tomatoes for a complete meal!

This post is sponsored by Zatarain's. All opinions are the contributor's own.

This easy, weeknight dinner is loaded up with everything the family needs. Black beans, rice, ground turkey, tomatoes, cheese. All in one satisfying meal.

Black Beans and Rice Stuffed Tomatoes Photo

The black beans and rice mixture with the ground turkey is definitely tasty, and filling. Stuffing it into a tomato makes this not only fun for the kids, and adults, but also adds a freshness to the meal.

Back to school time is always a hectic time in our household. Five kids with different schedules and activities all at the same time can make for busy days.

Black Beans and Rice Stuffed Tomatoes Picture

Coming up with flavorful meals that are quick to put together, and that please the entire family can be a challenge. Especially when time is short.

But thanks to Zatarain’s this dish is not only easy to put together, it’s tasty thanks to their Black Beans and Rice Rice Dinner Mix.

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How to Make Black Beans and Rice Stuffed Tomatoes:

First of all, we want to add a lean protein to our meal, which is where the ground turkey comes in. You can substitute with ground beef if you prefer.

Cook up the meat in a large skillet, pick a large one because we’re going to add all the other ingredients to this same skillet. Which means fewer dishes, always a bonus.

After the turkey is cooked up, a few simple seasonings are added. Some salt, paprika, and garlic.

File 1 - Black Beans and Rice Stuffed Tomatoes

The rest of the flavor is going to come from the Black Beans and Rice Rice Dinner Mix from Zatarain’s.

Make the rice according to the directions, we’re going to add the olive oil to the skillet with the turkey, then add the rice mix, and the water needed. Give it a stir, cover and allow it to cook.

Once the rice is cooked, stir to fluff it, and add the cheese. I add cilantro also, I like the freshness of the herbs added to this dish.

File 2 - Black Beans and Rice Stuffed Tomatoes
File 3 - Black Beans and Rice Stuffed Tomatoes

While the rice is cooking it’s the perfect time to clean out the tomatoes. Cut the tops off the tomatoes and use a spoon to scrape out the seeds.

You will be left with tomatoes that are perfect for stuffing with the rice mixture. Then it’s just a matter of spooning the rice mixture into the tomatoes.

Top it off with a spoonful on the top of the tomatoes. Bake uncovered just to soften up the tomatoes.

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If you would prefer fresh uncooked tomatoes you can absolutely skip this step!

Looking for other Easy Weeknight Meals?

Check out these Red Beans & Rice Burrito Bowls. Plus, check out Zatarains’ website to see all of their Rice Mixes.

Try Black Beans and Rice Stuffed Tomatoes tonight!

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Black Beans and Rice Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe

    6 Servings


  • 1 pound Ground Turkey
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon Paprika
  • 2 cloves Garlics
  • 1 box Zatarain's Black Beans and Rice Rice Dinner Mix
  • 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 1/2 cups Water
  • 1 cup Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 6 Large Tomatoes
Optional Toppings:
  • Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • onions Green Onion
  • Fresh Cilantro


  1. In a large skillet brown the ground turkey over medium heat. Once the turkey is completely cooked through season with salt and paprika. Stir to combine. Add the garlic cloves and cook for an additional 30 seconds.
  2. In the same skillet add the extra virgin olive oil, pour in the Zatarains Black Beans and Rice Rice Dinner Mix.
  3. Add the required water. Stir together. Cover and cook according to the directions on the package.
  4. While the rice is cooking cut the top off the tomatoes. Using a spoon scoop out the seeds and leave the rest of the tomato so it’s open and able to be stuffed.
  5. Place the tomatoes in a large baking dish. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  6. When the rice is cooked through, use a fork to fluff it up. Add the shredded cheese and a sprinkle of fresh cilantro if desired. Stir to combine. Then spoon the rice mixture into the tomatoes.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the tomatoes are softened. Sprinkle with additional cheese if desired and bake for another 3-4 minutes until the cheese is melted.
  8. Remove from the oven. Top with desired toppings and enjoy!



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Author: Serene Herrera
Recipe Yields: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 129
Calories 372

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g
  Saturated Fat 6g
Sodium 732mg
Total Carbohydrate 30g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 0g
Protein 21g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Serene Herrera

About Serene

Serene is the blogger behind House of Yumm, and loves all things Tex-Mex thanks to a Texas transplantation from California. We're so excited she's sharing her favorites with you!

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