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Mexican Fiesta: Stuffed Pepper Recipe

Last week Carin and I had dinner plans but decided to swap out a night downtown at one of our typical restaurants for a healthy DIY meal at her house! We were both in the mood for a little Mexican, but still wanted to make something healthy and not too over-the-top. Um, safe to say, this recipe is one of my new favorite things ever. Honestly, it tasted so beyond good, and it's so customizable and easy to make that you could basically mix together random ingredients from your fridge, toss them into a pepper, and enjoy! Here's our version of a mexican stuffed pepper...

Ingredients (Makes 6-8 stuffed halves... All measurements are just suggestions)
2 Cups, Chicken
2 tbsp, Cumin
2 tbsp, Lemon Juice
1 can, Black Beans
1/2 cup, Shredded Cheese
2 cups, Brown Rice
3 large Red Peppers
1/2 bag, Frozen Corn
1 large, Tomato

1. We used Trader Joe's chicken strips (they come in a frozen bag), so it was super easy to toss what we wanted into a pan. Season your chicken with lots of cumin and lemon juice for a flavorful taste!
2. Dice/chop your tomato and drain your beans, and throw them in a bowl with your cooked brown rice. Mix together.
3. Prepare corn according to package directions and add corn and chicken to the bowl of rice/beans/tomatoes and toss all together
4. Slice peppers into halves and clean out the middles
5. Fill your pepper halves with the mix and top with cheese
6. Bake on 400 degrees for about 8-10 minutes, or until cheese is melted and peppers are cooked to your desire.

We topped our peppers with even more cheese after they came out of the oven, but the melted cheese is the best part (in my opinion!). As you can see, the recipe really is just a hodgepodge of ingredients, but the stuffed peppers turned out delicious. We used approximately the measurements above and only two peppers and had so much leftovers, so I suggest using 3 or even 4 peppers if you make as much food as we did! I was full after one half, but that's probably just because I was snacking on the chicken and beans while we were still cooking (oops!)

Have you tried anything similar?


  1. Omg this is making me crave the peppers again! **insert heart eye emoji here**

  2. Those sound delish, my husband and I love Mexican food so this is a great trade off for a date night in, instead of a date night out!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista


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