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Mexican Stuffed Peppers

Colorful flavor packed stuffed bell peppers filled with ground beef, spices, mexican rice, veggies, and cheese! 

Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword mexican stuffed peppers, stuffed bell peppers
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 508 kcal
Author Melissa


  • 8 bell peppers
  • 2 pounds 85/15 ground beef
  • 1 cup onion finely diced
  • 15 oz can of tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked mexican rice use leftover mexican rice
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 3 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 1/2 cups colby jack cheese shredded and divided
  • diced green onion


  1. On stovetop, saute onions in olive oil until softened. Set aside to cool.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut the tops off of bell peppers. Remove stems and seeds and finely dice the tops of the bell peppers.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine uncooked ground beef, cooled onion, tomato sauce, seasonings, cooked mexican rice, 2 cups cheese, 2 1/2 teaspoons of kosher salt and 1 teaspoon of pepper. Do not over mix.

  4. Fill bell peppers with ground beef mixture and top with remaining cheese. Set stuffed bell peppers in baking dish and fill with 2/3 cup of water. Cover tightly with foil. TIP: SPRAY FOIL WITH NON STICK COOKING SPRAY BEFORE PLACING OVER STUFFED PEPPERS. THIS WILL KEEP THE CHEESE FROM STICKING TO THE FOIL. Bake for 1 hour or until bell peppers are tender and the filling reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees on a meat thermometer. Serve with diced green onions on top.

Recipe Notes

This recipe can be easily halved to make 4 stuffed peppers. 

Nutrition Facts
Mexican Stuffed Peppers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 508 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 116mg39%
Sodium 622mg27%
Potassium 883mg25%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 4712IU94%
Vitamin C 157mg190%
Calcium 327mg33%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.