Mexican Stuffed Peppers are healthy, delicious and incorporate all of your favorite taco flavors. Made with rice and black beans, these stuffed peppers are cheesy and delicious and work perfectly for a well balanced weeknight meal that the whole family will enjoy.
Stuffed Peppers are a classic! There are so many yummy ways to make them including a variety of ingredients and preparation methods.
Sometimes I find myself making them in the microwave and other times I make them in the oven or the crock pot. No matter how you make them, they’re always SO good and filling.
When I developed this recipe I debated whether or not I should call these Mexican Stuffed Pepper or Taco Stuffed Peppers. Ultimately I decided to name them after another favorite recipe of mine that has a similar flavor profile, Mexican Stuffed Shells. SO good.
One of the questions I get most often is what should I serve with stuffed peppers? Often times I simply make the peppers and eat only a pepper because it is so filling and is well balanced. Other times I’ll serve it with a simple green salad.
I don’t know about you but I am a sucker for any food that incorporates all of my favorite Mexican flavors. Mexican stuffed sweet potatoes? Mexican Stuffed Spaghetti Squash? Mexican Stuffed chicken? You name it I love it, and these Mexican Stuffed Peppers are a great addition to all of my other favorite Mexican infused recipes and they’re healthy to boot!
The best part about this recipe is that you can very easily tweak it so that it includes your favorite ingredients. I make my stuffed peppers with black beans but if you don’t like them, feel free to leave them out or maybe swap them for corn.
And while I used brown rice for this recipe, you can swap it for white rice if you’d like. One of my favorite hacks for making these stuffed peppers is to buy pre-cooked rice from the frozen food section of the grocery store. Bird’s Eye is the specific brand I buy and they have white rice or brown rice. You simply heat in the microwave and then it’s ready! This eliminates the step of spending the time to cook rice and I’m all about those time savers.
These Mexican style stuffed peppers are a recipe that you can feel good about making for your family. They’re healthy, easy to make and SO delicious. Perfect for a weeknight dinner or even entertaining on the weekends, this is a no-fuss recipe.
Pro tip: remember to cut your peppers lengthwise. I like this method best for stuffed peppers.