Serving Up: Mexican Stuffed Peppers

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Tacos and anything burrito related will ALWAYS be my favorite go-to-meal.  But I like to put a spin on things.  Mexican Stuffed Peppers are a combination that I dreamed up to make myself feel better about eating tacos!  They are DELICIOUS and get this.. good for you!  I love peppers in general, so this dish was basically made for me.  I opted to use Green, but you can use any color pepper you desire!  Red, Orange, Yellow, it all works the same!

mexican stuffed pepperThis is how I set up the peppers, and then stack the beans in!


mexican stuffed pepper two (1 of 1)

The Rice Some Extra Peppers and Beans Stacked In!


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Everything Placed Inside!

 This meal is filling, satisfying, and chock full of taco flavor!  You can put whatever you desire in mine, but here is what is in mine: black beans, a dollop of taco sauce [at bottom], brown rice, green pepper [yes in the pepper!], taco turkey meat, cheddar cheese, and salsa!  After I finished stuffing my peppers I filled my oven safe Pyrex Dish with some extra rice, beans, peppers and cheese!  After the oven, I let them cool and was left with these bad boys…

mexican stuffed pepper done 1 (1 of 1)

mexican stuffed pepper done 2 (1 of 1)


Mexican Stuffed Peppers
Serves 2
A healthy play on tacos or burritos!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
45 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
45 min
  1. One Green Pepper Per Person
  2. 1lb Ground Turkey per three Peppers
  3. Cheddar Cheese
  4. Brown Rice
  5. 1 Can Organic Black Beans
  6. Taco Seasoning
  7. Salsa
  8. Taco Sauce
  9. Cumin
  10. Salt/Pepper
  1. Boil Water/Cook Rice as per box directions [I used boil in bag brown rice]
  2. Preheat oven to 375
  3. Cut Tops off Peppers
  4. Cook Ground Turkey
  5. Add in Taco Seasoning, Cumin, Salt / Pepper [see Turkey Taco Recipe]
  6. Place taco sauce and beans in peppers
  7. Add in rice and meat once both are cooked
  8. Add more peppers, cheese, salsa.
  9. Place in oven safe dish for 35-40 minutes until pepper is wrinkling and cooked.
  10. SERVE!
  1. One bag of brown rice was enough for both my peppers plus what you see in the dish!
The Casserole


Want to know a secret?  I have seen people do STUFFED TOMATOES too!  That is another variation of this recipe that you can opt for if you want!  Or! If you like corn, add some corn in!  Onions?  Go for it!


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Other Taco / Rice Recipes:

  1. Skillet Turkey Tacos
  2. Hibachi Rice
  3. Sweet Corn Risotto