Healthy Mexican Stuffed Pepper


Stuffed peppers come in many forms, this version is healthy and delicious coming in at just 181 calories!  It’s a yummy Mexican twist on this classic dish.


  • 4 medium bell peppers halved
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1 cup onion chopped
  • 8 ounces ground turkey
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 cup black beans
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 cup brown rice cooked
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese lite Mexican blend
  • Optional: chopped scallions fresh cilantro


  1. Spray a 9 by 13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Place sliced peppers, cut side down into the dish.
  3. Add 1/2 cup of water to bottom of dish, cover with plastic wrap and microwave on high for 2 minutes.
  4. (You can skip this step and just bake peppers for longer in the oven until tender.) Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  5. Heat oil in a skillet and cook onion until translucent.
  6. Add turkey and seasonings.
  7. Once meat is browned, add black beans, salsa and brown rice.
  8. Spoon evenly into each pepper half.
  9. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes, uncover and add shredded cheese on top of each stuffed pepper.
  10. Bake for another 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  11. Top with chopped scallions and cilantro if desired.


Nutrition Facts:  Calories 181 Calories Total Fat 7g Cholesterol 31mg Sodium 341mg

Total Carbohydrates 19g Dietary Fiber 5g Sugars 5g Protein 12g

Author Brenda Bennett | Sugar Free Mom

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