These Mexican Rice Stuffed Peppers make a great vegetarian weeknight meal. Juicy peppers are stuffed with cheesy rice that’s mixed with fresh corn, black beans, chili, and cumin. They’re easily customizable, and will definitely keep you full!
I am SUPER DUPER excited that so many of you signed up for my 4-week meal planning challenge! My heart is full from reading all your sweet comments and encouragement, and it pushes me to make sure that I deliver an awesome set of recipes to you over the next 4 weeks.
One of the biggest stumbling blocks I faced as I developed recipes for the challenge was to figure out a way to cook fast, yet flavorful and filling dishes. Take this stuffed pepper recipe for instance. Usually, stuffed pepper recipes take over an hour to prepare, but we don’t have that kind of time during the weekday, right? To get over that hurdle, I experimented with different ways of making stuffed peppers and settled on this method.
I bumped up the baking temperature to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) and covered the peppers with foil while they were in the oven. This allowed me to quickly roast the peppers in just 25 minutes. The peppers softened, the cheese melted through, and the beans didn’t dry out during the baking process. They were perfect!
This stuffed pepper recipe is a sneak peak of one of the tasty dishes in the meal planning challenge! If you would like free weekday dinner recipes and shopping lists delivered right to your inbox, be sure to sign up for the challenge! Get on the list by the end of Friday so that you get the complete 4-week set of recipes. I hope that you enjoy them!
PRODUCTS I USED FOR THIS RECIPE
- Staub 10.5″ x 7.5″ Rectangular Dish: This is quite possibly my favorite baking/casserole dish ever. Everything bakes evenly in it, and it’s made of ceramic, so cleanup is always a breeze.
- Lodge 12″ Cast Iron Skillet: I’m going through one of those phases where I am obsessed with cast iron skillets again. I used it to sauté the stuffing ingredients together, and it was a charm!
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