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Stuffed Peppers {Mexican Style} - Easy Mexican Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Easy Mexican Stuffed Peppers are a simple and delicious recipe! Cheese, beans, rice, peppers and seasoned ground beef come together to knock it out of the park. Put this one on your dinner meal plan now!
How to make Mexican Style Stuffed Bell Peppers
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Mexican Stuffed Bell Peppers are like like tacos in a delicious pepper shell.  I love making these in a big batch (hint: use your turkey roasting pan!) and freezing some for later.  They are perfect to keep on hand for busy nights or to give to friends and family in times of joy or need.  Taco stuffed peppers are also a great alternative to casseroles when you want a simple meal that can be made ahead and fed to a crowd.  

Stuffed Peppers with Taco Meat and Melted Cheese

Steps for making Mexican Taco Stuffed Peppers

I am very angry at myself over this recipe for Mexican Stuffed Peppers. Also? I'm mad at everyone who's had stuffed peppers and not told me how completely fabulous they are. I have wasted YEARS of my life not eating stuffed peppers. Ridiculous. I hope these change your life like they've changed mine. Stuffed Mexican Peppers have officially joined the regular meal rotation in our home. Hoorah!

Mexican Stuffed Taco Peppers on a cutting board

Ready to Bake Mexican Stuffed Bell Peppers

If you're in the mood for tacos, but maybe also something a little different, these are just what the doctor (cook?!) ordered.  They're savory and delicious, and super easy to modify if you want to mix things up a bit.  Change the beef for chicken, or the rice for more beans.  Add some jalapeno for a kick, and swap the beans for  corn cotija cheese.  Or, hey.  Leave the recipe as it is.  Because, it's seriously delicious.  Seriously!

Taco Stuffed Peppers with Beef, Rice, Cheese, and Peppers

Stuffed Peppers {Mexican Style} - Easy Mexican Stuffed Peppers Recipe

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Oven Roasted Mexican Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Stuffed Peppers {Mexican Style} Ingredients:

  • 16 ounces (1 pound) mild pork sausage, browned*
  • 8 large bell peppers
  • 1 small sweet yellow onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced 
  • 1 package taco seasoning, 1.25 ounces
  • 2 cups black beans (I used canned)
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 3 cups finely shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • optional: diced jalapeno pepper
  • optional garnishes: sour cream, salsasalsa con quesoguacamole

Stuffed Peppers {Mexican Style} Directions:

  1. Cut the top off of each pepper, clean insides and set hollowed peppers aside. Cut away stems from tops and dice remaining pepper pieces.
  2. Saute diced pepper, onion and garlic for about 15 - 20 minutes, until onions and pepper are soft and translucent.
  3. In a large bowl, combine sausage, diced pepper, onion, garlic, rice, beans, taco seasoning and two cups of cheese. Mix thoroughly and stuff tightly into hollowed peppers.**
  4. Place peppers upright in a large covered roaster or casserole dish. Bake covered at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Remove cover and sprinkle remaining cup of cheese over peppers. Broil high for about three minutes (until cheese is melted and starting to bubble).
  5. Enjoy!
  6. WAIT! don't forget the garnishes. Check out my Restaurant Style Salsa RecipeSimple Guacamole Recipe, and Bacon Salsa Con Queso Recipe!
*Want to make it vegetarian? Skip the pork and use an extra cup of brown rice and cup of black beans!
**If you want to freeze your peppers, do this now! For individual reheating (like in the toaster oven) wrap each pepper tightly in foil and freeze in a freezer bag. For family style, pack upright into a casserole dish and seal well with foil, OR you can freeze the stuffing on its own!

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How to Prepare Easy Mexican Stuffed Peppers Recipe

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Original publish date: 01-2012, 11-10-2016


  1. My husband and I LOVE stuffed peppers! Usually make the Italian version, but sometimes do the Mexican kind as well. I actually add the cheese to the filling mixture and put salsa on the top. Delicious!!

  2. Ive made them w boca crumbles too.

  3. My boyfriend found your blog some how and now won't stop e-mailing me your links, "make me this...", "you should make this one!". It's too funny. What a yummy recipe! I'm going to try to make it on Sunday.

  4. Dumb question do you cook the rice before the put it in there? What top are you removing? The pepper or the pot's top?

    1. hi anon - yes, cook the rice first - recipe calls for 2 cups cooked brown rice. i'm not sure where you're referencing the top removal? i don't cook my peppers with their tops on as i instruct you to chop the salvageable part of the top and include it in your stuffing mixture. i sure hope that helps :-) best, april

  5. Love love stuffed peppers and I plan to try this version sounds so good! Yum to everything else as well.

  6. These were delicious, but the peppers were still hard. Cooked almost 1hr and still would not soften. Should I have put water in the pot. Any suggestions would be helpful.


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