Side Dishes

Mexican Stuffed Peppers

Everything tastes better smothered in cheese! In my shipment of cheese this month from the Dairy Farmers of Canada, there was also their magazine full of delicious recipes featuring Canadian cheese. The stuffed pepper recipe caught my eye and looked easy enough to make. My youngest daughter eats peppers whole like they were a piece of fruit. I was curious to see how she would like them baked full of beans, cheese and rice.

Mexican Stuffed Peppers stuffed full of beans, cheese and rice. Perfect for nights you want to skip the meat!

Surprisingly these Mexican Stuffed Peppers were quite filling! I had one and wasn’t sure if I’d be able to eat a second. Bridget ate the rice and the pepper separately scooping out the rice onto her plate. Whatever works I guess! At least she is tried them.

Mexican Stuffed Peppers stuffed full of beans, cheese and rice. Perfect for nights you want to skip the meat!

Yield: 4 to 6

Mexican Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients:

  • 4 bell peppers, your choice of kind, halved and seeded
  • 1 can refried beans (approx 2 cups)
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 cups Canadian Mild Cheddar cheese, grated
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • salt & pepper

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375°F.
  2. Place peppers skin side down in an oven-safe baking dish.
  3. Mix together refried beans, rice and lime juice. Stuff peppers with bean/rice mixture.
  4. Mix cheese and cilantro together in a small bowl. Sprinkle over the peppers.
  5. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and peppers are tender.

Mexican Stuffed Peppers stuffed full of beans, cheese and rice. Perfect for nights you want to skip the meat!

This recipe is great for nights you want to skip the meat. This will be one that I’ll be making again and maybe play around with the filling to see what tastes good.

What do you put inside your stuffed peppers?

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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