Mexican-Style Veggie Stuffed Peppers
On September 3, 2020

There are many different kinds of peppers such as jalapeño, poblano, habanero, chili, and sweet. The most commonly known sweet pepper is the bell pepper. They can also come in a variety of colors from green, red, yellow or orange. The bell pepper got its name because of its shape and how it resembles a bell. Peppers are known as a vegetable, but are technically classified as a fruit. They are a great ingredient to add onto a variety of dishes from soups, stews, stir-fries, sandwiches, salads and salsa to name a few.

Bell peppers contain essential vitamins and minerals such as:

- Vitamin C: to support the health of your immune system

- Vitamin A: to support your eye health

- Vitamin K: to support your bones and health of the blood

A great way to eat corn as the star ingredient of a salsa!

Mexican-Style Veggie Stuffed Peppers Recipe:

Prep Time20 mins Cook Time30 mins Total Time60 mins

Ingredients:

  • 6 medium bell peppers
  • 2 cups of cooked yellow rice
  • 1 16oz can of black beans
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • A bunch of cilantro
  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 10 oz container of cherry or grape tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 16 oz can of corn
  • 1 packet of low-sodium taco seasoning
  • Shredded cheese of your choice (I like pepperjack)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  2. Cut the tops off of the bell peppers and remove the seeds and white flesh
  3. Cook a small box of yellow rice according to their instructions
  4. Rinse and drain the black beans
  5. Let the beans simmer on low with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, garlic and a handful of cilantro for 15-20 minutes
  6. In a skillet sauté the tomatoes and corn in 1 tablespoon of olive oil, until soft
  7. In a large saucepan, combine the rice, black beans, tomatoes, corn with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and season with the taco seasoning for 10-15 minutes
  8. Drain water from the pan
  9. Divide the filling evenly and stuff the peppers
  10. Bake for 25-30 minutes
  11. Sprinkle on the shredded cheese (optional)
 

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Mexican-Style Veggie Stuffed Peppers

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