Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Tex-Mex Stuffed Bell Peppers

As I shared here, I've been trying to incorporate more veggies into my diet. I used to hate absolutely despise bell peppers, but as I've gotten older my tastes have changed. Well, on Monday night I threw these stuffed bell peppers together and they were pretty darn tasty. After uploading the photo below on IG, I was asked for the recipe. So, instead of sending an e-mail to those who wanted to know, I thought I might as well share it here. I plan to make them again in the near future.


8oz of salsa
olive or sunflower oil
1lb of lean ground beef
 1 clove of garlic (minced)
1 cup onion (finely chopped)
2 cups of cooked rice (I used brown rice)
6 green bell peppers (tops cut off, seeds removed)
2 cups of cooked black beans
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
taco seasoning (I use this recipe)
2 tbsp of low fat sour cream

Preheat your oven to 350°. If you haven't done so already, cut the tops off of your peppers and remove all of the seeds. You can choose to use the tops if you're like me and hate to waste them. Put water in a large pot and bring to a boil. Add in the peppers and boil for 2-4 minutes. Remove the peppers and place them on a paper towel so they can dry. Heat your oil of choice in a large skillet and add in the chopped onions and garlic. Cook until they are tender, then add in your ground beef. After the meat has cooked for a few minutes, stir in the taco seasoning. Continue cooking until all of the meat has browned.

Now it's time to mix up the filling. Put the cooked rice, black beans, ground beef, salsa, sour cream and ½ cup of shredded cheese into a large bowl and mix. Once everything is blended well, stuff each pepper with the mixture. Pour just enough water in a baking dish to cover the bottom and placing the peppers upright in the dish. Bake until the peppers are soft and heated through (about 30-35 minutes). Take them out about 5 minutes before they're done, sprinkle each pepper with the remaining cheese and return to the oven. Once they're finished, top them with a dollop of sour cream and serve hot.

Simple, healthy and delicious! Can't beat that!


  1. These look absolutely delicious!

  2. YUM! I pinned these instantly. They look so delicious! And I love that something that looks so yummy is still good for you.