Friday, August 16, 2019

Mexican Stuffed Peppers

That second whilst you cut into those Mexican Stuffed Peppers and the cheesy, flavour loaded juicy red meat and rice filling comes oozing out…..

Mexican Stuffed Peppers

THEN you discover out it’s only 387 energy for an enormous crammed capsicum?? It’s a bit meals miracle, proper there. 🙌🏻

Mexican Stuffed Pepper cut open to monitor Mexican flavoured red meat and rice filling

Stuffed Peppers
Anything “stuffed” is infinitely extra engaging that the unstuffed counterpart. Stuffed zucchini flowers. Stuffed mushrooms (try those pizza crammed ones). Stuffed Chicken Breast.

And of course, the litany of crammed candy treats – Caramel Stuffed Brownies, Nutella Stuffed Brownies, Nutella Stuffed Pancakes.

Though to be fair, the unstuffed model of muffins and pancakes are terrific as they are, and stuffing them takes it to one other level.

Capsicum, at the different hand, are often no longer so thrilling in plain, uncooked form.

But stuffed?

They’ve got my identify ALL over them. Look at that molten, oozing, cheesy, flavour loaded red meat and rice stuffing!!

Bell peppers = capsicum
Just for clarity, what we name “capsicum” proper ideal here in Australia as properly as different countries blanketed NZ, South Africa and India , are recognized as “bell peppers” or “sweet peppers” in most of the relaxation of the world.

They come in diversified colours, with red and inexperienced being essentially probably the foremost popular. I adore the color of the yellow and orange ones, and typically the primary factor I assume of whilst I see them are Fajitas! Both fowl and beef. 🙂

What is going in crammed peppers
Here’s what I positioned in my Mexican crammed peppers. Basically, it’s all of the flavourings of everybody’s favorite Ground Beef (Mince) Tacos, plus stuff to make it saucey and juicy (tomato paste and fowl broth) plus rice.

I’ve tried a host of different filling flavours within the past, but I hold defaulting again to Mexican. Big, punchy flavours for a juicy cheesy, beefy filling. It’s ideal for stuffing internal peppers!

Ingredients in Mexican Stuffed Peppers

Pot with Mexican flavoured floor red meat and rice filling for Mexican Stuffed Peppers

How to make Stuffed Peppers
The making facet is straightforward, although the assembling facet makes this take a bit longer than the ordinary speedy ‘n simple dinners.

I desire to totally cook dinner the rice with the meat and flavourings at the range earlier than stuffing into the peppers. I discover this to be essentially probably the foremost secure strategy to make crammed peppers, to guarantee the rice chefs by means of completely.

In the past, I’ve tried only partially cooking the rice at the stove, but generally the rice didn’t end cooking within the oven. So these days I keep on with absolutely cooking the rice at the stove!

The different issues I desire to do which may no longer be “normal” but is fully terrific is to stuff a layer of cheese within the middle.

Just believe that second whilst you cut into the piping hot Stuffed Capsicum and the layer of cheese comes oozing out…oh wait, there’s no longer ought to imagine. Just watch the video below!

How to make Mexican Stuffed Peppers

This recipe makes sufficient for 5 very generously crammed peppers (1 ought to be filling for a grown man), 6 to 7 medium capsicums or 8 to 10 small peppers (great starter idea!).

And yet, even for the big capsicums pictured, those are just 387 energy each! The WHOLE THING – capsicum and rice and beef!

Well, it does exclude the sour cream and guacamole. I merely can't be held guilty for how a lot guac you pile into your crammed pepper!! ~ Nagi x

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Mexican Stuffed Pepper cut open to monitor Mexican flavoured red meat and rice filling

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Mexican Stuffed Pepper cut open to monitor Mexican flavoured red meat and rice filling
Mexican Stuffed Peppers
 Author: Nagi Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 hr 30 mins Mains Mexican, Western
4.82 from 11 votes
 Servings5Tap or hover to scale
Recipe video above.


5 capsicum / peppers , big about 12cm/4.5" tall (Note 1)
1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion , chopped (brown, white, yellow)
3 garlic cloves , minced
350g/ 12 oz floor red meat (mince), lean
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 1/4 cups (315 ml) fowl broth/stock , low sodium
1/2 cup white rice , lengthy or medium grain, uncooked (Note 2)
1 cup corn kernels (Note 3)
1 cup inexperienced onions , finely sliced (or red onion)
1 1/2 cups (150g) mozzarella , shredded
1/2 cup (125 ml) water
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tbsp dried oregano
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp coriander
1.5 tsp onion powder
3/4 tsp salt
Guacamole (Note 5 Quick Guac)
Sour Cream
1 tbsp contemporary coriander/cilantro , finely chopped


Preheat oven to 180C/350F.


Using a small knife, cut round the upper of the capsicum at downwards 45 stage angle. Remove top, empty seeds. If capsicum bottoms aren't pretty level, cut so they may sit flat. (Be cautious to chop off as low as probably so that you don'' accidentally cut a gap within the bottom.)

Place capsicums in a baking dish that may fit them snugly (Note 4)


Heat oil in a big skillet over excessive heat,

Add onion and garlic, cook dinner for 2 minutes.

Add red meat and cook, breaking it up as you go, till it is all replaced from pink to brown.

Add Spices, stir through. Then upload Tomato paste and cook dinner for 1 minute.

Add rice, corn and fowl broth. Stir, deliver to simmer, location lid on and decrease warmth to
medium low.

Cook for thirteen - 15 minutes till rice is JUST cooked - combination ought to be pretty unfastened nonetheless at this stage, no longer thick and stodgy

Stir in inexperienced onion.


Spoon half the filling into the ready capsicums.

Top with half the cheese, then fill to upper with closing red meat rice.

Place capsicum lids again on, pour 1/2 cup water into the pan.

Cover tightly with foil, bake 45 minutes.

Remove foil and capsicum lids. Top with closing cheese. Bake extra 5 to 10 minutes, just till cheese is melted.

Serve with sour cream and Guacamole! Quick Guac - Note 5.