Mexican Stuffed Peppers

Mexican Stuffed Peppers ~ seasoned ground beef, rice and black beans topped with cheese and baked in colorful bell peppers and a bold enchilada sauce.

Dinner | September 10, 2017 | By

Easy Mexican Stuffed Peppers ~ bell peppers packed with bold flavored ground turkey or lean beef, brown rice and black beans topped with cheese and baked in zesty enchilada sauce. A delicious healthy Mexican dish that doesn’t sacrifice taste.

 

The inspiration for these easy Mexican Stuffed Peppers recipe came from our garden, which is overrun with tomatoes and bell peppers. Of course, these beautiful peppers are available year ’round at your nearest grocery, too.

This Mexican version of stuffed peppers takes full advantage of our love of spicy food. It’s also a healthy Mexican food option that doesn’t leave you . . . well, stuffed.  

Mexican Stuffed Peppers are bell peppers packed with seasoned ground turkey or beef, brown rice, black beans and zucchini, topped with cheese then baked in a zesty enchilada sauce. 

Mexican Stuffed Peppers ~ seasoned ground beef, rice and black beans topped with cheese and baked in colorful bell peppers and a bold enchilada sauce.

For the healthier version of this recipe use: 

  • ground turkey instead of beef
  • brown rice instead of white
  • top with plain Greek yogurt instead of sour c.ream.

Top with even more favorites like corn, avocado or black olives. 

Mexican Stuffed Peppers ~ seasoned ground beef, rice and black beans topped with cheese and baked in colorful bell peppers and a bold enchilada sauce.

Mexican Stuffed Peppers Ingredients:

  • bell peppers 
  • olive oil
  • ground turkey OR lean ground beef
  • onion
  • taco seasoning
  • diced tomatoes
  • black beans
  • zucchini
  • cooked brown (or white) rice 
  • canned or homemade Enchilada sauce
  • cilantro
  • lime
  • Mexican blend shredded cheese

INSTRUCTIONS:

Slice the peppers lengthwise then pull the seeds and stems from inside and reserve.

Mexican Stuffed Peppers ~ seasoned ground beef, rice and black beans topped with cheese and baked in colorful bell peppers and a bold enchilada sauce.

Drizzle the olive oil into a large skillet and once it’s hot, add the ground beef and onions then season with salt and pepper.

Once the beef is no longer pin, drain any excess grease then season with taco seasoning and fold in the drained tomatoes and rinsed/drained black beans, zucchini, cooked rice, 1/2 cup of the cheese, lime juice and 3 tablespoons of enchilada sauce. 

filling for stuffed peppers: ground meat, beans, rice and zucchini.

Pour the remaining enchilada sauce into the bottom of a casserole dish. Divide the meat blend between the peppers, gently pressing with your fingers and carefully place the peppers into the dish. 

Mexican Stuffed Peppers ~ seasoned ground beef, rice and black beans topped with cheese and baked in colorful bell peppers and a bold enchilada sauce.

Cover the peppers with aluminum foil and bake at 400° 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes remove the foil, top with the remaining cheese, return to the oven and bake another 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the peppers are tender. 

Mexican Stuffed Peppers ~ seasoned ground beef, rice and black beans topped with cheese and baked in colorful bell peppers and a bold enchilada sauce.

Garnish with cilantro.  Serve right away topped with extra enchilada sauce and other toppings like: 

  • sliced jalapenos
  • sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
  • avocado
  • guacamole

Do we have a love for stuffed peppers in common? Give these Greek Stuffed Peppers a try! 

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Mexican Stuffed Peppers ~ seasoned ground beef, rice and black beans topped with cheese and baked in colorful bell peppers and a bold enchilada sauce.

Mexican Stuffed Peppers

Bell peppers stuffed with seasoned ground beef (or turkey), black beans, rice and cheese. 
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CourseMain Course
CuisineMexican
Total Time30 minutes
Servings2

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound ground turkey OR lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup diced zucchini
  • ½ cup cooked rice white or brown, your choice
  • 10 ounce can Enchilada sauce medium spice used
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 1/2 cup Mexican blend cheese shredded

Instructions

  • Slice the peppers lengthwise then pull the seeds and stems from inside.
  • Drizzle the olive oil into a large skillet and once it's hot, add the ground beef and onions then season with salt and pepper. Once the beef is no longer pin, drain any excess grease then season with taco seasoning and fold in the tomatoes, drained and rinsed black beans, zucchini, (cooked) rice, 1/2 cup of the cheese, lime juice and 3 tablespoons of enchilada sauce. 
  • Pour the remaining enchilada sauce into the bottom of a casserole dish. Divide the meat mixture between the peppers and carefully place the peppers into the casserole dish.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 375° 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, remove the foil, top with the remaining cheese, return to the oven and bake another 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the peppers are tender. Garnish with cilantro. Serve hot topping with extra enchilada sauce and optional toppings (sour cream, sliced jalapeno, avocado or guacamole). 
Nutrition Facts
Mexican Stuffed Peppers
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 0
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 0mg0%
Potassium 0mg0%
Carbohydrates 0g0%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 0IU0%
Vitamin C 0mg0%
Calcium 0mg0%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Comments

  1. Leave a Reply

    Mary
    September 13, 2017

    This is totally going on our menu list! Goodness, these peppers look so darn good. I like that the filling is Mexican-style flavored……always looking for new ideas for old classics. Pinned, and passing along to my sister. Thanks for sharing. Have a good week…..chat again soon.

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      Bernie
      September 18, 2017

      Hi Mary – I sure hope it does! Thank you so much for your kind words and pinning the recipe — also for passing along to your sister. By the way, any leftovers make a good lunch, too. Enjoy friend!

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