Southwest Stuffed Bell Pepper

Southwest Stuffed Bell Pepper

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 7
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 350.8
  • Total Fat: 11.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 17.9 mg
  • Sodium: 1,684.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 51.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 10.2 g
  • Protein: 14.5 g

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Number of Servings: 7


    7 large sweet bell peppers (red, yellow, or orange)
    1 tbsp salt
    1 c. white rice
    2 c. brown rice
    1 onion, diced
    1 jalapeņo, minced
    1 14 oz black beans, drained and cleaned
    1 - 1 1/2 cups frozen corn kernels
    2 green onions, sliced
    1/4 or so chipotle chili salsa
    1 tsp salt, plus more to taste
    1/4 black pepper, plus more to taste
    1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
    1 1/4 c. shredded cheese
    3-4 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare peppers by washing, slicing tops off, and removing insides. Bring 4 quarts of water to a boil and add 1 tablespoon salt. Boil whole peppers for about 3-4 minutes, until they begin to soften. Remove from water with tongs and place on paper towels to drain.

Add rice to boiling water and cook until tender, about 13 minutes. Drain thoroughly (or use precooked rice and skip this step entirely).

Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions, garlic, and jalapeņo (or chilies) and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add corn, beans, green onions, chipotle chil powder or salsa, salt, and pepper. Stir until corn and beans are heated through, about 5 minutes. Place peppers in a baking dish. Remove skillet from ehat and add rice, tomatoes, 1 cup cheese, and cilantro. Stir to combine well and give it a taste. Add additional salt, pepper, adn chipotle powder/salsa to your liking. Then even divided mixture between peppers (about 1 cup each).

Top pepper with remaining 1/4 cup cheese. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes.

Serving Size: Makes 7 servings

Number of Servings: 7

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ADVENTURE-GIRL.

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  • Very Good
    really good, made them on the grill -- cut lengthwise and cooked until tender before filling. Kept the cheese out of the stuffing and only topped near the last couple minutes before taking off the grill. - 7/5/15

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  • Incredible!
    Tastes amazing, I used garlic, basil canned tomatoes and added a little tobasco sauce for a tiny kick. - 9/21/12

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  • Very Good
    Love this little twist on a classic - 2/14/12

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