Tex Mex Stuffed Peppers

by | Jul 9, 2018 | Recipe | 0 comments

* Note from the editor (me): Please don’t hold my poor food photography skills against this delightful recipe. I promise it tastes better than this photo makes it look! *

This recipe is extremely easy, tasty and has a very low carbohydrate content, BUT if you want you can always add some rice into the mixture of this dish. Below you’ll find my guestimations on the cost to make the recipe and cost/serving breakdown. In the spirit of inclusive nutrition, I have crafted this recipe to be very budget friendly using the most inexpensive versions of these ingredients at discount grocers and this will be reflected in the information below. You can follow along with this method or if you’re able to purchase organic ingredients that is great too!

Cost Breakdown:

*Please keep in mind these are approximations and can be influenced by time of year and food availability. All costs are calculated in CAD. 

Total cost of recipe: $15 – $21  |   Cost per serving: $3.75 – $5.25  |  Cost per 100 calories: $0.95 – $1.33

Swaptions:

This is a new word I just made up, I hope it hasn’t been done before! Here are some swaps you can make to the recipe if your heart desires.

Ingredients:

  • Extra Lean Ground Beef –> Ground turkey, ground pork, ground chicken or a plant-based ground meat substitute.
  • Low Sodium Taco Seasoning –> You can use your own concoction of spices if you like, rather than a store-bought taco seasoning. I recommend cumin, red pepper flakes, paprika, oregano, salt, and pepper. 

Dietary Preferences:

  • Make it Vegan –> Swap ground meat for a plant-based ground meat and either remove cheese or swap it with a tofu cheese or Daiya brand cheese substitute.
  • Make it Dairy Free –> Remove cheese or swap it with a tofu cheese or Daiya brand cheese substitute.

Add-Ons:

  • If you like to eat a source of grains or complex carbohydrates with your meals you can add in some cooked rice or quinoa to the recipe. I would recommend no more than 2 cups of a grain or grain-like carb since your peppers will likely be over-flowing!

 

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Tex Mex Stuffed Peppers
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit.
  2. Make sure your ground beef is thawed. If not, do so now. Cook ground beef in a frying pan over medium heat.
  3. While the ground beef is cooking wash your green peppers and slice off the tops of them. Remove the white flesh and seeds from the inside.
  4. Grate the cheese if you haven't purchased pre-shredded.
  5. Wash and dice the green onions.
  6. Add the green onions, cheese, salsa and taco seasoning into the cooked meat. Mix well. Let the mixture cook for 5 minutes on low heat.
  7. Divide the beef mixture evenly between the 4 green peppers. Place them on a baking sheet and put them in the oven for 45 minutes.
  8. Once the timer has stopped, remove the peppers from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes before eating.
Recipe Notes
  • This is a great recipe to enjoy as leftovers. Simply wrap each pepper in tin foil and store in the fridge for up 4-5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • You can reheat this recipe in the microwave for 1-2 minutes or bake in the oven for 10-15 minute

Nutrition Facts
Tex Mex Stuffed Peppers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 393 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 634mg 26%
Potassium 672mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 8g
Protein 31g 62%
Vitamin A 27%
Vitamin C 189%
Calcium 5%
Iron 20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.