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Southwestern Stuffed Peppers

 
Southwestern Stuffed Peppers
Image © Handle the Heat
This recipe belongs to the top 10% of the most popular recipes.popular
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
 
One serving costs about $2.22

$2.22 per serving

413 people like this recipe

413 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

spoonacular Score:94%

Spoonacular Score: 94%

 

Southwestern Stuffed Peppers requires roughly 45 minutes from start to finish. This recipe serves 4 and costs $2.22 per serving. One serving contains 496 calories, 28g of protein, and 30g of fat. This recipe from Handle the Heat requires ground beef chuck, ground cumin, corn, and garlic cloves. To use up the olive oil you could follow this main course with the Sauteed Banana, Granolan and Yogurt Parfait as a dessert. 413 people were glad they tried this recipe. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free diet. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 94%, which is spectacular. If you like this recipe, you might also like recipes such as Southwestern Stuffed Peppers, Southwestern Stuffed Peppers, and Southwestern Stuffed Peppers.

Ingredients

Servings:
4
4  bell peppers
bell peppers
0.75 cups
0.75 cups cooked brown rice
cooked brown rice
1 cup
1 cup frozen corn
frozen corn
2
2  garlic cloves
garlic cloves
0.75 lb
0.75 lb ground beef chuck
ground beef chuck
1 tsp
1 tsp ground cumin
ground cumin
1
1  jalapeno
jalapeno
some
some kosher salt
kosher salt
1 cup
1 cup monterey jack cheese
monterey jack cheese
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp olive oil
olive oil
0.5 cups
0.5 cups plain greek yogurt
plain greek yogurt
6
6  green white scallions
green white scallions
4  bell peppers
4
bell peppers
0.75 cups cooked brown rice
0.75 cups
cooked brown rice
1 cup frozen corn
1 cup
frozen corn
2  garlic cloves
2
garlic cloves
0.75 lb ground beef chuck
0.75 lb
ground beef chuck
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp
ground cumin
1  jalapeno
1
jalapeno
some kosher salt
some
kosher salt
1 cup monterey jack cheese
1 cup
monterey jack cheese
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp
olive oil
0.5 cups plain greek yogurt
0.5 cups
plain greek yogurt
6  green white scallions
6
green white scallions

Equipment

baking pan
baking pan
whisk
whisk
bowl
bowl
aluminum foil
aluminum foil
oven
oven
baking pan
baking pan
whisk
whisk
bowl
bowl
aluminum foil
aluminum foil
oven
oven


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Handle the Heat

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $2.22
Ingredient
4 bell peppers
3/4 cup cooked brown rice
1 cup frozen corn
2 garlic cloves
3/4 pound ground beef chuck
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 jalapeno
1 cup monterey jack cheese
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
6 green white scallions
Price
$2.39
$0.16
$0.77
$0.13
$2.64
$0.13
$0.06
$1.25
$0.17
$0.71
$0.48
$8.89

Tips

Health Tips

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

  • You can choose lean ground beef or switch to ground turkey or ground bison if you prefer less fatty meat.

Price Tips

  • If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

  • The price of ground beef is going up. Beans and lentils, on the other hand, are both cheap and filling. Depending on the recipe, you might be able to add beans or lentils to stretch out your beef.

Cooking Tips

  • Make sure you cook ground meat thoroughly. Grinding meat creates a lot of surface area that bacteria can grow on, so eating undercooked ground meat poses a real health risk.

  • Kosher salt is a type of coarse-grained salt popular among chefs because it is easy to pick up with the fingertips and sticks well when coating meat. The name "kosher salt" comes from the word "koshering", the process of making food suitable for consumption according to Jewish law. You can easily substitute table salt or sea salt in recipes where the salt is being dissolved, but if you're using it to coat meat, you might wish you had the kosher salt.

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • Choose organic, grassfed beef whenever possible. If you're worried about your grocery budget, try eating a few vegetarian meals so you can afford better meat!

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
496 Calories
27g Protein
30g Total Fat
28g Carbs
30% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
496
25%

Fat
30g
47%

  Saturated Fat
12g
79%

Carbohydrates
28g
10%

  Sugar
6g
7%

Cholesterol
86mg
29%

Sodium
422mg
18%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
27g
56%

Vitamin C
162mg
198%

Vitamin A
4169IU
83%

Vitamin K
48µg
46%

Vitamin B6
0.83mg
42%

Phosphorus
400mg
40%

Vitamin B12
2µg
37%

Zinc
5mg
36%

Manganese
0.69mg
34%

Vitamin B3
6mg
31%

Calcium
288mg
29%

Selenium
20µg
29%

Vitamin B2
0.47mg
28%

Folate
98µg
25%

Potassium
762mg
22%

Vitamin E
3mg
20%

Fiber
4g
20%

Iron
3mg
20%

Magnesium
74mg
19%

Vitamin B1
0.21mg
14%

Vitamin B5
1mg
12%

Copper
0.16mg
8%

Vitamin D
0.25µg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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