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Healthy Dinner Idea: Mexican Stuffed Peppers

I'm a huge fan of Mexican food and I love stuffed peppers, so I decided to make up a meal that combines the two. This recipe calls for layers of spicy beans and rice, so it's full of fiber, protein, and zesty flavor.

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Mexican Stuffed Peppers:

Mexican Stuffed Peppers

Mexican Stuffed Peppers

Mexican Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients

  1. 4 peppers
  2. 5 tomatoes or 1 can of diced tomatoes
  3. 1 can black beans, rinsed
  4. 1 carrot, diced
  5. 1/2 onion, chopped
  6. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  7. 1/2 cup dry rice
  8. 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (or more if you like it really spicy)
  9. Salt and pepper to taste
  10. Shredded Monterey jack cheese

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • In one pot, pour in the 1/2 cup of rice and one cup of water. If you like your rice to be a little sticky rather than dry, add another 1/4 cup water. Cover it and place it on high heat until it starts to boil. Then lower to simmer and cook for 20 minutes (or whatever the package says).

  • In another pot, pour in the diced tomatoes, onions, beans, carrots, and garlic. Heat it on medium heat.

  • After the tomatoes and bean mixture has been cooking for ten minutes or so, turn off the heat. Add the cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper to your liking. The carrots should still be tender and it should look like this.

  • Check on the rice. It should look like this.

  • Now wash the peppers and with a knife, cut a circle around the stem. Remove the stem and all the seeds. Now begin layering inside your peppers. Start with the tomato and bean mixture. Put 2 tbsp in the bottom of each pepper. Then add 2 tbsp of the rice. Layer until the pepper is full. Top with shredded Monterey jack cheese.

  • Place them in the oven for 45 to 60 minutes. Serve hot and enjoy.

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kristints kristints 8 years
That sounds awesome!
kristints kristints 8 years
That sounds awesome!
Steph912 Steph912 9 years
I just made this dish tonight and it was sooooo good! Even my husband who is an avid meat eater liked this sans meat dish! I will definitly make it again.
mlleannie mlleannie 9 years
Looks yummy! I wonder how many calories...
nikkih nikkih 9 years
Stuffed Peppers has always been one of my favorite dishes. This new take on it looks delicious. Thanks for the recipe!
clareberrys clareberrys 9 years
my mom used to make stuffed peppers all the time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
fashionista119 fashionista119 9 years
That looks yummy! Thanks for the recipe!
nimue nimue 9 years
yummmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!
nimue nimue 9 years
yummmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!
cvandoorn cvandoorn 9 years
Yummm looks so good!!
cvandoorn cvandoorn 9 years
Yummm looks so good!!
Beaner Beaner 9 years
I love anything with beans and cheese. This is like a burrito without the wrap. Love the idea.
kgtg1 kgtg1 9 years
This looks great! I would also skip the cheese. Or add some FYH vegan monterey jack.. yum. I might try these out this week.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
no thanks...
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
no thanks...
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 9 years
This looks really good. I have most of the ingredients. I love the simple ingredients. I'll skip the cheese, though. I don't eat cheese.
ur_momm ur_momm 9 years
it's vegetarian!!! I love you.... I cant wait for spring and cheaper veggies!
ur_momm ur_momm 9 years
it's vegetarian!!! I love you....I cant wait for spring and cheaper veggies!
rocknrollmaw rocknrollmaw 9 years
These look so amazing, I cannot wait to make them :)
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