Mexican-Style Stuffed Peppers
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min.
- 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
- 1/3 cup chopped onion
- 1/3 cup chopped celery
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon canned chopped green chiles
- 1-1/4 cups salsa, divided
- 3 cups cooked rice
- 6 medium sweet red or green peppers
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 cup shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend
- Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, cook and crumble beef with onion and celery over medium-high heat until no longer pink, 5-7 minutes. Stir in seasonings, green chiles, 1 cup salsa and rice.
- Cut off and discard tops from peppers; remove seeds. Fill peppers with beef mixture. Place in a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Add water to dish.
- Bake, covered, until peppers are tender and filling is heated through, 45-50 minutes. Top peppers with remaining salsa and cheese. Bake, uncovered, until cheese is melted, 2-3 minutes.
Nutrition Facts1 stuffed pepper: 322 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 506mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch.
Aug 12, 2019
A delicious and spicy way to eat your veggies! You can easily dial the heat/spiciness up or down depending on your preference/tolerance level. The meat mixture easily makes enough for 7 or 8 good-sized peppers so it's also a great recipe for a crowd.
Oct 10, 2016
These were very good - I took a short cut and made a boxed spanish rice instead of the onion, celery & rice. Easy and tasty!!
Sep 25, 2016
So good! I used ground chicken and beans instead of rice. We really enjoyed this meal. I will definitely make this again.
Jun 17, 2015
excellent!substituted black beans for rice.
Apr 27, 2014
This was really good! Everyone liked it
Jun 11, 2013
I only changed one thing, I used spaghetti squash instead of the rice...my husband is diabetic so I limit his carbs, got to say it was a hit with the entire family.
Jul 30, 2012
I was trying to find a Stuffed Pepper recipe that my husband would eat and this is it. Thanks for the great recipe that is healthy!
Jan 7, 2012
this recipe was great or as my husband put it--"killer"!! we use ground venison instead of beef and hubby requested corn in meat mixture--I also used some tomato juice in pan instead of water--loved it!!!
Jun 14, 2011
This was my first time ever making stuffed peppers, and they turned out awesome. The only thing that I would recommend is that if you like your peppers to have a little more crunch do not boil them and take them out a little early.
Feb 24, 2010
Absolutely loved it! I've made it a few times now - the best stuffed peppers I've ever made!