Mexican Style Stuffed Peppers Recipe

by Her Happy Balance on March 25, 2013

Usually I like to do a weekend recap on Mondays, but since my weekend involved a lot of sleep and NyQuil I will spare you from the boring details. Instead, I’m going to share with you recipe…you’re welcome. I saw these gorgeous looking colored peppers at a produce market and decided I had to have them. I didn’t really have any plan in mind when I bought the peppers as to what I would actually make with them so I let what was in the fridge guide me. Here’s what I came up with:

Mexican Style Stuffed Peppers:

1 cup ground protein (I used ground venison, but beef or turkey would work fine)

1/2 cup shredded cheese (I used a taco blend)

1/2 cup cooked quinoa

1/4 cup salsa

1/3 cup chopped onion

fresh cilantro to taste

1 tbsp. chili seasoning

2 large peppers

Preheat oven to 350. In a pan, brown your ground beef/venison/turkey.  Cut the tops off of your peppers and remove all the seeds. They should look like this:

My first ever jar of Cookie Butter somehow made it into the picture...

My first ever jar of Cookie Butter somehow made it into the picture…

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix.


Fill your peppers up and place the tops of the peppers back onto the peppers. Place peppers onto a lightly greased baking pan and bake in oven for about 20 minutes or until the peppers becomes soft. Let them cool and enjoy with lime slices, avocado, and cilantro.


I tried to get a picture of the cheese being all ooey gooey

I tried to get a picture of the cheese being all ooey gooey 🙂


Do you ever buy food just because it looks good even though you don’t have any plans for it?

What’s one food you always have in your fridge?

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Alex @ therunwithin March 25, 2013 at 8:54 am

I love all things involving stuffed peppers, so delicious!

Her Happy Balance March 25, 2013 at 10:49 am

I just couldn’t say no to those colors, the peppers looked so bright!

Maureen March 25, 2013 at 9:43 am

These look delicious! I usually have peanut butter and fresh spinach in my fridge. Hope you’re feeling better!

Her Happy Balance March 25, 2013 at 10:50 am

Props to you for keeping spinach on hand. I recently threw out a bag that I let go bad:( I am bad at remembering what I buy at the got lost in the back of the veggie keepers.

jumpeatrun March 25, 2013 at 9:50 am

so good! I made these last week and am totally going to do a repeat this week 🙂

Her Happy Balance March 25, 2013 at 10:50 am

Sounds like an awesome plan! Plus with all your snow they’re a nice warm meal.

thedancingrunner March 25, 2013 at 9:57 am

Oh goodness I want to eat that right now!! Great dinner idea!

Her Happy Balance March 25, 2013 at 10:48 am

Thanks, it actually ended up being lunch on a whim!

megbek March 25, 2013 at 10:13 am

Nice and creative! I totally buy things on impulse if they just look too darn good to pass up. How was the cookie butter? What is it??

Her Happy Balance March 25, 2013 at 10:47 am

OMG cookie butter is crack in a jar! It’s like peanut butter in consistency, but tastes like smashed up ginger break cookies. I literally can’t keep my fingers out of the jar. It’s available at Trader Joe’s and it will instantly enrich your life!

megbek March 25, 2013 at 11:50 am

Ha, I’ve seen it there before. I’ll definitely be trying it. 🙂

maureenbreakingfree March 25, 2013 at 10:20 am

yum! I love stuffed peppers! And I always have nut butter and greek yogurt in my fridge!

Her Happy Balance March 25, 2013 at 10:48 am

Those are some awesome healthy staples to keep around! Who doesn’t love almond/peanut butter?! Trick question: everyone loves it.

blonde hair blue eyed runner March 25, 2013 at 4:12 pm

I’m sorry you’ve been sick, that’s the worst! Prayers your way. I’m gonna have to save this recipe for when my husband is out of town, it looks so good but he hates peppers.

Her Happy Balance March 26, 2013 at 8:45 am

Thank you, I love prayer power 🙂 And I can’t believe the hubs doesn’t like peppers! Oh well, you can have a treat when he’s away 🙂

Meredith March 26, 2013 at 3:53 am

I just got my first jar of the “crunchy” cookie butter and now I’m obsessed with both the creamy and the crunchy. I literally have my family mail it to me since it’s not available where I live now! What’s your favorite thing to eat it on? I am guilty of diving in with a spoon… haha! I have to have it in the cupboard at all times, and in the fridge, I always need lemons for lemon water, and apples for a snack.

Her Happy Balance March 26, 2013 at 8:46 am

Oh lord, if I’m being honest I haven’t gotten past the eating it from a spoon or worse yet my finger stage. I imagine it would be great to dip apples into, or melted over some oatmeal. But I just love it straight-up so much!

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