Mexican Stuffed Peppers Recipe & New Contributor!

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Happy Monday everyone! I’m thrilled to announce a new contributor to Making Lemonade, Allison from Two Thirty-Five Designs. She’s got style for miles, and I’m so happy she’s joining the small team sharing freshly squeezed ideas over here. Please give her a warm welcome, and I hope you’ll follow her on social media– her style will blow your mind! (and maybe some will rub off on me, I hope?) I  mean, here’s a peek at her Instagram:
Mexican Stuffed Peppers - a great go-to family meal idea! via #recipes #familymeals
See? Style. For. Miles. I know you’ll enjoy her recipe for stuffed peppers today. It’s what’s for dinner. 😉


Hey there Lemonade readers! I am Allison from Two Thirty~Five Designs and am SO excited to team up with Carrie! I simply adore her and her work and can’t wait to contribute to her world.  I blog a bit about DIY, crafting, design, fashion and food. So I thought I would talk about one of my recent go-to recipes that we haven’t been able to get enough of.


Mexican Stuffed Peppers - a great go-to family meal idea! via #recipes #familymeals
I will be the first to admit, that I am not a professional chef, or even a chef period. We are insanely busy and hardly ever have a night to sit down at home and eat. I aim for twice a week, to eat at home and make something new, trying to be semi-healthy.  That’s a mouthful. And cooking tends to stress me out, with kids running in and around 24 hours a day (we have a very active neighborhood with a group I call ‘The Blonde Gang’), I would rather paint and build something than burn and overcook something.


Mexican Stuffed Peppers - a great go-to family meal idea! via #recipes #familymeals

So, most of my go-to’s are really easy. Probably why I stayed away from stuffed peppers….I know, I know. They are easy, now I know! Make a ton and are great for left overs.  They used to not even appeal to me…but thanks to the interwebs, lately I have been drooling. So scanning through last week, I ran across several that didn’t have too much ‘stuff’ in it, and everything I recognized (key factor in my cooking), so I clenched my teeth and went for it. I used turkey too, so its like I was a granola mom. Basically. In a roundabout way…..minus the lack of  Chacos and adding chips and guac. A girl can pretend, right?

Mexican Stuffed Peppers - a great go-to family meal idea! via #recipes #familymeals

Later, after stuffing my face, I wondered why I had waited so long. So dang good. I did make three, for the offspring, with just rice.


Mexican Stuffed Peppers - a great go-to family meal idea! via #recipes #familymeals
Here’s the recipe, enjoy!


4.5 from 2 reviews
Mexican Stuffed Peppers Recipe
Serves: 6-8
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Cook time: 
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  • Filling:
  • 1lb Ground Turkey
  • Salt
  • 2 cans of black beans, rinsed and drained (15.25 oz)
  • 1½ cups of frozen corn
  • 2 cans of whole tomatoes, drained and rinsed (14 oz.)
  • 2 tbsp freeze dried chopped garlic
  • 4 tbsp chopped onion
  • 3 tbsp cilantro
  • 2 pkgs of taco seasoning
  • Peppers:
  • 6 bell peppers, cut lengthwise, stems and seed removed and cleaned
  • ⅔ cup of chicken broth
  • Shredded Mozzarella
  • Chili Powder
  1. Preheat oven to 350. In a large skillet, brown turkey until all liquid is evaporated. Season with salt.
  2. Add onion, cilantro, garlic, taco seasoning, beans and tomatoes. Mix together well and cover, simmer on low for 20 minutes.
  3. Stir in frozen corn, recover and simmer for about 5 minutes, till excess liquid is gone.
  4. While turkey mixture is simmering, cut peppers lengthwise and remove the stem and all seeds, rinse off and pat dry if necessary.
  5. Lay peppers open side up in a dish, pour chicken broth into the bottom of the dish.
  6. Fill each pepper with turkey mixture till full. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 50 or so minutes, till peppers are tender.
  7. Take dish out and carefully remove foil, there will be steam.Top each pepper with Mozzarella and chili powder.
  8. Return to oven, uncovered and bake until cheese is melted, about 3-5 minutes.


So good, So easy and So Filling!


Thanks to Carrie for letting me hang out today, love meeting new people!  Oh, I’m kinda social, in an internet sort of way…come over and chat with me at Two Thirty~Five Designs, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Google+.  See you guys soon!


Mexican Stuffed Peppers - a great go-to family meal idea! via #recipes #familymeals

Meet Carrie Higgins

Dreamer, thinker, + lemon squeezer; you'll usually find me clutching a mug of coffee, glue gun, fandeck of paint colors, and a child at any given time. This mom of two (and wife to one) loves to share freshly squeezed ideas for home and family. Join the adventure as we learn most lemons can indeed become lemonade-- with generous amounts of sweetness, perspective, and love.

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  1. those peppers looks so amazing. my husband loves stuffed peppers and I never make them! going to print this out now! thank you so much!

  2. These stuffed peppers look really good!!! My husband too, loves stuffed peppers. This looks like a unique twist that he will for sure enjoy. Thank you so much for sharing!!!

  3. Wow, these look so savory and delicious! Going to try these.

  4. Um…YUM!!!!! And she looks like she has great style. Heading over to follow her now :)

  5. Those look WONDERFUL! Welcome to Carrie’s blog! :-)

  6. Oh those look so yummy! I love anything mexican so this is right up my alley!

  7. My husband always talked about these when he was in Mexico for business. He spotted these while I was looking through my reader. Yum. Welcome to Carrie’s blog.

  8. welcome! I love stuffed peppers. I will have to try these

  9. Peppers look so yummy!! Awesome recipe! Thanks so much :)

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