Mexican Stuffed Peppers

Posted: September 2, 2011 in recipes

Are stuffed peppers an Italian or Mexican dish?  Kyle and I were discussing that at dinner tonight.

I always think Italian when I make stuffed peppers, however tonight I had peppers on the menu and black beans with corn leftover from our Salsa City meal.  So I said, “Self, can I make Mexican peppers?” And without consulting a book or google, self said yes!

They turned out remarkably well.  I credit the last minute addition of chipotle sauce.  Saved by chipotle..again.

Here’s a rundown of the recipe:
Mexican Stuffed Turkey Peppers
-1 package Jenny-O Extra Lean ground turkey
– 4 green bell peppers
– 1/3 c wheat germ
– 1 egg
– 1/2 cup organic skim milk
– 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
– 1/2 cup black beans and corn
– 3T chipotle sauce
– Cumin
– Chili powder
– garlic powder
– salt y pepper
-1 can of tomato puree

Hollow out peppers and place in a baking dish.  Mix remaining ingredients, not including the tomato puree.  Fill the peppers with the turkey mixture and top with tomato puree.  

Baked covered at 350 for 1 hour.  Uncover and bake an additional 10-15 minutes.  You can add cheddar cheese here if you like. Internal temp should be 160-180. We learned about food safety this week, so I’m sharing my knowledge! 🙂

We served ours with asparagus and leftover Outback green beans.  Score on the veggies.
Two amazing food cultures.  What do you prefer Italian or Mexican?

Love and chipotle,

Carissa & Kyle

  1. yum! mexican anything is a hit in our house 🙂

  2. Charissa says:

    Mmmmm, I love Mexican but there is a certain member of our household that hates spice (haha), soooo…we don't have it very often!

  3. I made stuffed poblano peppers tonight..those were spicy and had some queso!

  4. Jackie says:

    Mmmmmm these do sound delicious. Our house is has a definate preference for Mexican.

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