Mexican Stuffed Peppers

Stunningly Stuffed Mexican Bell Pepper
Mexican Stuffed Peppers Recipe–Homemade Mexican Stuffed Peppers–Easy Mexican Stuffed Peppers
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Ingredients

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4 Bell pepper large , any colors you choose, halved, membranes removed
2 tsp Olive oil extra virgin
1 pound Ground chicken or turkey
1 tbsp Chili powder
1 tsp Cumin ground
1 tsp Garlic powder
½ tsp Kosher Salt
¼ tsp Black pepper
1 can (14 ounces) Diced tomatoes fire-roasted with juices
1½ cups Brown rice cooked, or quinoa or cauliflower rice
1¼ cup Cheese shredded, Monterey Jack, pepper jack, Cheddar, or similar cheese, divided
For Serving:
Cilantro fresh , chopped
Salsa
Sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
Lime juice freshly squeezed

Nutritional information

438
calories
20g
fat
32g
carbohydrates
32g
protein
125mg
cholesterol
648mg
sodium
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Mexican Stuffed Peppers

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There are all kinds of ways to stuff peppers and these Mexican Stuffed Peppers are my personal top choice. I stuff large bell peppers with ground chicken or turkey combined with some ground chili powder, ground cumin, garlic powder, salt, black pepper, diced tomatoes, cooked rice or other grain and finally, top with tons of shredded cheese – the more the better! To complete the Mexican flavors and tastes in this dish, I serve the stuffed peppers with fresh cilantro, salsa and sour cream or Greek yogurt. 

To make Mexican Stuffed Peppers, you will need the following ingredients:

Mexican Stuffed Peppers Recipe–Homemade Mexican Stuffed Peppers–Easy Mexican Stuffed Peppers

Steps to make Mexican Stuffed Peppers

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Preheat oven

Preheat the oven to 375 °F and lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and place the halved peppers, cut-side upwards.

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4

Cook filling

In a large, nonstick skillet, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil and add 1 pound of ground chicken or turkey along with 1 tablespoon of ground chili powder, 1 teaspoon of ground cumin, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, ½ teaspoon of salt and ¼ teaspoon of black pepper. Cook for about 4 minutes until the meat is browned and cooked through completely. Drain excess liquid.

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1

Add tomatoes

Add 1 can of chopped tomatoes and simmer for about 1 minute. Remove from the heat.

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1

Add rice and cheese

Stir in 1½ cups of cooked brown rice or other grain of your choice and ¾ cup of shredded cheese.

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3

Fill peppers

Spoon the filling into the halved peppers and top, generously, with the remaining 1 cup of shredded cheese.

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25

Bake

Pour a little bit of water into the pan, just covering the base slightly. Bake in the preheated oven, uncovered, for about 25-30 minutes until the peppers have softened and the cheese is completely melted.

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Done

Serve

Serve hot with your favorite sides and enjoy!

Give this Mexican Stuffed Peppers recipe a try next time you’re in the kitchen or if you’re a Taco Tuesday kind of family then switch things up and try this alternative instead. Let us know your thoughts on this recipe and our other stuffed pepper recipes. Contact us online using our hashtag #cookmerecipes!

Jeff is a 38-year-old bachelor who prefers not to waste his time on salads and light meals. He’s a true carnivore who knows how to enjoy food to the max! Jeff will tell you how to cook rich and filling meals from scratch, bringing some real meaty decadence to your kitchen. His recipes are sure to satisfy every meat lover!

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Total Reviews: 1
Athina

Healthy and delicious! Thanks!

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