Southwestern Stuffed Peppers

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This recipe delivers bold taste wrapped up in a bright package.

This Southwestern Stuffed Peppers recipe delivers bold taste wrapped up in a bright package. Made with entirely clean ingredients, this vegetarian-friendly dish will fill you up with its high protein and fiber content. The peppers make a healthy and portable weekday lunch or side dish bursting with savory southwestern flavors.

Low-glycemic brown rice will hook you up with lasting energy. Large red bell peppers are cooked and jam-packed with a delectable mixture of beans, rice, corn kernels, and tomato sauce. The melty cheese coating the pepper tops will make your taste buds sing.

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Southwestern Stuffed Peppers

With rich Southwestern flavors, these stuffed peppers will become a household favorite.
Yield 4 people
Serving Size 0.25 of recipe
Course Dinner
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Author SkinnyMs.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown rice cooked (from 1/3 cup uncooked rice)*
  • 4 red bell peppers large, tops cut off and seeds and white ribs scraped out
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil divided
  • 1/2 cup onions chopped
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 15 ounces kidney beans can, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup corn kernels frozen
  • 1 cup tomato sauce can (from 8 ounce BPA free can or carton)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 cup cheddar reduced-fat, grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • *Add 1/3 cup rice, well rinsed, to 2/3 cup water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Stir once, reduce heat to lowest setting, and cover. Allow to cook for 25-30 minutes, or until all water is absorbed.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place all bell peppers on a nonstick or parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Heat olive oil in large sauté pan over medium heat and add the onions. Sauté for about 5 to 8 minutes, until softened and translucent. Add garlic and cook for an additional 30 seconds.
  • Remove from heat. Mix all ingredients besides the bell peppers and cheese in a bowl and fill each pepper. Sprinkle each with cheese.
  • Bake for 20- 25 minutes, until completely cooked through.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 0.25of recipe | Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 698mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 13g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 12
Keywords Kid-Friendly, Vegetarian

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