Mexican Stuffed Peppers

Mexican Stuffed Peppers
Staff Writer
Mexican Stuffed Peppers

Lindsay S. Nixon

Mexican Stuffed Peppers

A simple mixture of salsa, corn, and black beans seasoned with chili powder, onion flakes, and cumin makes up the tasty and flavorful filling in this stuffed peppers recipe. It's the perfect side dish for a Mexican-themed dinner or a light meal all on its own.

Ingredients

  • green bell peppers, seeded and diced
  • 3/4  Cups  frozen corn, thawed
  • 3/4  Cups  no-salt-added black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4  Cup  cornmeal
  • 1  Tablespoon  chili powder
  • 1  Teaspoon  onion flakes
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  cumin
  • 3/4  Cups  salsa
  • 1/2  Cup  water

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Cut the peppers into boats and clean out the insides. In a pot, heat all of the other ingredients over medium-high heat, until thickened and bubbling, about 3 minutes. Place the peppers in a baking dish and spoon the mixture into the peppers. Cover with foil and bake until the peppers are tender, about 20 minutes.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
4g
6%
Sugar
11g
12%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
56g
43%
Protein
7g
15%
Vitamin A, RAE
193µg
28%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
5mg
7%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
10µg
11%
Calcium, Ca
176mg
18%
Choline, total
10mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
10g
40%
Folate, total
109µg
27%
Iron, Fe
7mg
39%
Magnesium, Mg
78mg
24%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
336mg
48%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
1106mg
74%
Water
237g
9%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Mexican Shopping Tip

How hot is that chile pepper? Fresh peppers get hotter as they age; they will achieve a more reddish hue and sometimes develop streaks in the skin.

Mexican Cooking Tip

There are 60 varieties of chile peppers, many of which are used in Mexican cooking. Handle them with care. When handling the spicier kinds, gloves are recommended. Always wash your hands with soap and warm water before touching your eyes.

Mexican Wine Pairing

Tempranillo or other light Spanish red wine types with paella, even seafood paella. Various other wines depending on what rice is cooked with; see Pasta Recipes and other individual food types.