Mexican Style Stuffed Peppers

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You can make this Mexican Style Stuffed Peppers dish spicy or mild depending on the level of heat that’s in your salsa. Make these peppers ahead of time for an easy weeknight dinner.

Mexican Style Stuffed Peppers

Prep Time: 35 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes

Yield: Makes 6 servings

Serving Size: 1 Stuffed Pepper

Calories per serving: 334

Fat per serving: 9 grams

Mexican Style Stuffed Peppers

You can make this Mexican Style Stuffed Peppers dish spicy or mild depending on the level of heat that's in your salsa.

Ingredients

  • 6 medium green or sweet red peppers
  • 1 - 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mexican oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green chilies
  • 1-1/4 cups salsa, divided
  • 3 cups cooked white rice
  • 1 cup shredded reduced fat Mexican blend cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cut tops off peppers and discard; remove seeds.
  3. Place in a 9x13-inch baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  4. In a nonstick skillet, cook the beef, onion, celery and spices until meat is not longer pink.
  5. Stir in the chilies, 1 cup salsa, and rice.
  6. Fill peppers.
  7. Add 1/4 cup water to the dish.
  8. Cover with foil and bake 45 to 50 minutes.
  9. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese and top with remaining salsa.
  10. Bake 2 to 3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

Notes

This is a LBC original! Have leftover meat? Make mini burritos for a quick snack. Store them in the freezer for a last minute meal.

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I have been organizing BIG church events for over 25 years. From Thanksgiving dinners, Vacation Bible School, Fall Festivals, Easter Brunch and Rodeo Fest. I think I’ve done it all and loved every minute of it. So I decided to bring some of that experience to Lady Behind The Curtain. Of course writing a blog is way different then orangaizing an event. I have learned so much about recipe development, food staging and photography. All creative outlets.

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Mexican Style Stuffed Peppers — 7 Comments

  1. Thanks Sheryl! By the way, I made these the other night and wow, they are wonderful. I have a very picky 14 yr old and she loved them. My husband even told me that from now on he wants me to make the meat/stuffing mixture for tacos. Thanks again for the recipe!

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