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Tex Mex Stuffed Peppers

Submitted by: Kristina_Vanni

Tex Mex Stuffed Peppers
2011-06-02 Main Dish
4.8 57

A great southern dish with tons of flavor.

  • Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins


12 oz 96% Lean Ground Pork
½ cup Water
6 Tbsp Couscous
4 Large Red, orange and yellow bell peppers, or a combination
¾ cup Prepared Salsa, plus more for serving, optional
1 cup Frozen Corn, thawed
2 tsp Chili Powder
Salt & Pepper
¼ cup Shredded Reduced Fat Cheddar, monterey jack, or mexican blend cheese


Preheat oven to 500 degrees. In a small saucepan over medium high heat, bring water to a boil. Stir in couscous, cover, remove from heat and set aside for at least 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium high heat, cook pork, stirring occasionally and breaking up, until no longer pink, about 4 minutes. While couscous is softening, remove tops from peppers and scrape out seeds, then set aside.

In a large bowl, combine couscous, pork, salsa, corn and chili powder. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Fill peppers with pork mixture. Arrange peppers in a shallow baking pan and bake for 10 minutes. Sprinkle cheese on top, then continue baking until peppers are tender and stuffing is heated through, about 5 minutes. Serve peppers with additional salsa on the side.

Helpful Tips:

Nutritional Information per Serving: Calories: 280 Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 55mg Sodium: 470mg Carbohydrates: 55g Protein: 26g Fiber: 5g