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Mexican Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Allison



  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • salt to taste
  • 2 cans black beans rinsed and drained (15.25 oz)
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen corn
  • 2 cans whole tomatoes drained and rinsed (14 oz.)
  • 2 Tbsp freeze dried chopped garlic
  • 4 Tbsp chopped onion
  • 3 Tbsp cilantro
  • 2 packages taco seasoning
  • Peppers:
  • 6 bell peppers cut in half lengthwise, stems and seed removed and cleaned
  • 2/3 cup chicken broth
  • shredded mozzarella
  • chili powder


  • Preheat oven to 350. In a large skillet, brown turkey until all liquid is evaporated. Season with salt.
  • Add onion, cilantro, garlic, taco seasoning, beans and tomatoes. Mix together well and cover, simmer on low for 20 minutes.
  • Stir in frozen corn, recover and simmer for about 5 minutes, till excess liquid is gone.
  • While turkey mixture is simmering, cut peppers lengthwise and remove the stem and all seeds, rinse off and pat dry if necessary.
  • Lay peppers open side up in a dish, pour chicken broth into the bottom of the dish.
  • Fill each pepper with turkey mixture till full. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 50 or so minutes, till peppers are tender.
  • Take dish out and carefully remove foil, there will be steam.Top each pepper with Mozzarella and chili powder.
  • Return to oven, uncovered and bake until cheese is melted, about 3-5 minutes.