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Mexican Stuffed Peppers: Quick, Easy, Healthy, and Elegant

Updated on December 3, 2012
5 stars from 1 rating of Mexican Stuffed Peppers

Perfect for busy weeknights, guests, or kids.

These mexican stuffed peppers have all the flavor and taste of a complex recipe without the stress. Serve with tortilla chips, salsa, and sour cream to tantalize your mexican lover's tastebuds!

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: Serves four people two halves (one whole pepper)


  • 1 lb Ground Turkey
  • 3 TBS Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Carrot, Diced
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, Minced
  • 1 Cup Long grain rice
  • 2 1/4 Cups Chicken Stock
  • 1 Cup Greenbeans, chopped
  • 1 can Black beans, drained
  • 4 Multi-colored Sweet Bell Peppers, Halved and seeded
  • 1 block Spicy Colby Jack Cheese, Shredded
  • 1 can Zesty Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 can Green Chiles, chopped
  • Tortilla chips
  • Salsa
  • Sour cream

Preparation Instructions

  1. Brown the meat. Set aside.
  2. Simultaneously, in a skillet, heat up the olive oil, and brown the garlic and carrots for about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the rice, stirring constantly and brown three minutes. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Add the chicken broth and chiles. Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer and let sit 15 minutes.
  5. Add the green beans and black beans and let sit for 5 more minutes.
  6. Add the can of diced tomatoes and browned ground turkey.
  7. Boil the halved peppers for five minutes and then place in a baking dish.
  8. Spoon the rice and meat mixture into the peppers and cook for 15 minutes.
  9. Add cheese to each pepper and let heat through another 15 minutes.
  10. Serve with tortilla chips and a dollop of sour cream and salsa.
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 2 halves
Calories 228
Calories from Fat81
% Daily Value *
Fat 9 g14%
Carbohydrates 19 g6%
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 14 g28%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


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    • Sugarless Chick profile image

      Sugarless Chick 4 years ago from Buffalo, New York

      Looks and sounds delicious! Will put this recipe on my list to make soon :)

    • Angela Brummer profile image

      Angela Brummer 5 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      Very pretty and looks yuumy!

    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Looks delicious. Will have to try to make these peppers. Passing this on.

    • Claudia Tello profile image

      Claudia Tello 5 years ago from Mexico

      Great idea! They look beautiful, as all food should look in my humble opinion, and very appetizing.