Healthy Meals Monday: Healthy Southwest Stuffed Red Peppers

These Healthy Southwest Stuffed Red Peppers are so easy to make and come together in a matter of minutes. They are very filling and only require a few simple ingredients. Your family will love this simple and healthy meal.

I love stuffed green peppers but I never really thought to use red peppers. I LOVED the taste of red peppers a lot more. This meal will fill you up, and it is good for you.
My kids even loved eating it out of their “red pepper bowls”. It was a fun dinner for a change, and they all gobbled them right up.
We didn’t even have any leftovers, they went so fast.
If you are looking for a simple, healthy, delicious, and picky eater approved meal, this is a recipe you have to try.
It will come together in a matter of minutes, and tastes truly, amazing.

could i grill these?

You could most definitely grill these. We recommend wrapping them in foil to grill them, and we don’t recommend flipping them.

Keep the grill on low and cook low and slow, for the best results.

If you flip them, the ingredients will slip out, and the cheese will melt to the foil.

what other meat would be good in these?

If you are looking to add a different kind of meat to these stuffed peppers, here is what we recommend:

-Ground Beef
-Ground Turkey
-Chicken (grilled or shredded)
-Steak
-Shredded Turkey Breast
-Chicken Sausage

You could really use any meat. You could even turn these into breakfast stuffed peppers, with egg and bacon. Have fun with your stuffed peppers, and add all your favorite taco toppings.

I love topping mine off with guacamole.

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Healthy Meals Monday: Healthy Southwest Stuffed Red Peppers
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Ingredients

  • For the filling:
  • 1/2 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1 can of black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can of sweet corn, rinsed and drained
  • 1 large diced tomato
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 4 Tablespoons of chopped onion
  • 3 Tablespoons of Taco Seasoning
  • 1 Tablespoon of Cumin
  • salt to taste
  • For the peppers:
  • 3 red bell peppers, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1/3 cup reduced sodium, fat free chicken broth
  • 9 Tablespoons shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped green onions

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet brown the turkey and season with salt. When the turkey is starting to brown, add taco seasoning, onion and garlic. When turkey is cooked through add your black beans, corn, cilantro, diced tomatoes, and cumin. Mix well and simmer on low, covered for 10 minutes. Remove lid and cook for 5 to 10 more minutes until most of the liquid is gone.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°. Cut peppers in half lengthwise, removing seeds and stem.
  3. Place peppers, cut side up in an oven-proof dish. (I used a 9X13) Fill each pepper with 1/2 cup turkey mixture. Pour about 1/3 cup water or chicken broth on the bottom of the dish. Cover tight with foil. Bake 45 minutes, or until the peppers become soft.
  4. Remove foil, top each with cheese and bake uncovered an additional 5 minutes. Top with green onions and serve with reduced-fat sour cream if you want.
  5. My husband ate it with his favorite salsa! YUMMY!
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14 Responses to “Healthy Meals Monday: Healthy Southwest Stuffed Red Peppers”

  1. Laura Lewis
    Made these a few nights ago but kept the peppers whole. I doubled the recipe since I was feeding a lot of people. My husband who absolutely loves anything mexican really loved these! I had a lot of left over meat mixture so we made nachos with it.... so good on tortilla chips as well! Thanks for another great easy recipe!
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  2. Mom of Five
    Weird question, we are already in the 100's where I live, anybody have ideas as to how I might grill this? If I wrapped in tinfoil and placed on the top rack would it cook the pepper enough? I don't want to burn everything while trying it out haha Thanks!

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