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Southwestern Stuffed Bell Peppers

 
Southwestern Stuffed Bell Peppers
Image © Foodie Crush
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 $2.91 One serving costs about $2.91

$2.91 per serving

276 people like this recipe

276 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

spoonacular Score:95%

Spoonacular Score: 95%

 

If you want to add more gluten free recipes to your recipe box, Southwestern Stuffed Bell Peppers might be a recipe you should try. One portion of this dish contains about 29g of protein, 15g of fat, and a total of 427 calories. This recipe serves 6 and costs $2.91 per serving. 276 people were glad they tried this recipe. Several people really liked this main course. Head to the store and pick up kosher salt, select one tomato, beans, and a few other things to make it today. To use up the cumin you could follow this main course with the Moroccan Chocolate Mousse as a dessert. Overall, this recipe earns an outstanding spoonacular score of 95%. If you like this recipe, you might also like recipes such as Southwestern Stuffed Bell Peppers, Stuffed Bell Peppers [or meatloaf in a bell pepper], and Stuffed Bell Peppers.

Ingredients

Servings:
1 lb
1 lb 90% lean 90% lean ground beef
90% lean 90% lean ground beef
6
6  bell peppers
bell peppers
15 oz
15 oz canned black beans
canned black beans
0.75 cups
0.75 cups diced celery
diced celery
7 oz
7 oz canned green chiles
canned green chiles
1 tsp
1 tsp chili powder
chili powder
0.25 cups
0.25 cups cilantro leaves
cilantro leaves
1.5 cups
1.5 cups cooked long grain rice
cooked long grain rice
2 tsps
2 tsps cumin
cumin
1 cup
1 cup frozen corn
frozen corn
2 cloves
2 cloves garlic
garlic
1 tsp
1 tsp kosher salt
kosher salt
1.5 cups
1.5 cups diced onion
diced onion
1 cup
1 cup pepper jack
pepper jack
1
1  tomato
tomato
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps tomato paste
tomato paste
1 lb 90% lean 90% lean ground beef
1 lb
90% lean 90% lean ground beef
6  bell peppers
6
bell peppers
15 oz canned black beans
15 oz
canned black beans
0.75 cups diced celery
0.75 cups
diced celery
7 oz canned green chiles
7 oz
canned green chiles
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp
chili powder
0.25 cups cilantro leaves
0.25 cups
cilantro leaves
1.5 cups cooked long grain rice
1.5 cups
cooked long grain rice
2 tsps cumin
2 tsps
cumin
1 cup frozen corn
1 cup
frozen corn
2 cloves garlic
2 cloves
garlic
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp
kosher salt
1.5 cups diced onion
1.5 cups
diced onion
1 cup pepper jack
1 cup
pepper jack
1  tomato
1
tomato
2 Tbsps tomato paste
2 Tbsps
tomato paste

Equipment

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plastic wrap
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baking pan
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microwave
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oven
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plastic wrap
baking pan
baking pan
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microwave
oven
oven


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Foodie Crush

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $3.01
Ingredient
1 pound 90% lean 90% lean ground beef
6 bell peppers
15 ounces canned black beans
3/4 cup diced celery
7 ounces canned green chiles
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 cup cilantro leaves
1 1/2 cup cooked long grain rice
2 teaspoons cumin
1 cup frozen corn
2 cloves garlic
1 1/2 cup diced onion
1 cup pepper jack
1 tomato
2 tablespoons tomato paste
Price
$6.54
$3.59
$0.76
$0.28
$1.76
$0.09
$0.13
$0.25
$0.26
$0.77
$0.13
$0.53
$1.86
$0.46
$0.64
$18.05

Tips

Health Tips

  • Here is an easy health swap: substitute brown rice for white rice. Brown rice is a whole grain, while white rice is brown rice stripped of some of its parts and much of its fiber and other nutrients. It is important to note, however, that all rice types raise your blood sugar and should be eaten in moderation. In fact, if it seems like it would work in the recipe, the best option would probably be so-called cauliflower rice.

  • 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).

  • Lycopene, the chemical in tomatoes that makes them red (and healthy), is fat soluble. This means eating tomatoes with a fat — say, avocado or olive oil?improves the body's ability to absorb the lycopene. Don't hesitate to include some healthy fats in this dish to get the most health benefits from the tomatoes!

Price Tips

  • 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).

Cooking Tips

  • To keep your eyes from stinging and watering while cutting onions, trying popping the onion in the freezer for 15 minutes before you plan to start cooking. Chilling the onion slows the release of the enzyme responsible for teary eyes.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • When buying celery, make sure the stalks feel firm and the leaves look fresh. Store in your refrigerator's crisper for up to two weeks.

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Green Tips

  • According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), celery is one of the worst vegetables in term of pesticide residue. If you're trying to reduce pesticide residue in your diet, be sure to buy organic celery.

  • Tomatoes, especially cherry tomatoes, should be bought organic when possible. Moreover, buying tomatoes from your local farmers' market when they are in season is going to make your dish much, much tastier, not to mention more eco-friendly. In fact, we recommend using canned — or better yet, jarred?tomato products when tomatoes aren't in season instead of buying imported or greenhouse-grown tomatoes.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
427 Calories
28g Protein
14g Total Fat
46g Carbs
37% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
427
21%

Fat
14g
23%

  Saturated Fat
6g
43%

Carbohydrates
46g
15%

  Sugar
10g
11%

Cholesterol
65mg
22%

Sodium
882mg
38%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
28g
58%

Vitamin C
211mg
256%

Vitamin A
4651IU
93%

Vitamin B6
1mg
52%

Phosphorus
415mg
42%

Fiber
10g
42%

Manganese
0.75mg
38%

Zinc
5mg
37%

Folate
142µg
36%

Vitamin B3
6mg
35%

Potassium
1148mg
33%

Vitamin B12
1µg
30%

Selenium
20µg
29%

Iron
5mg
29%

Vitamin B2
0.47mg
28%

Magnesium
93mg
23%

Calcium
220mg
22%

Vitamin B1
0.3mg
20%

Vitamin E
2mg
20%

Vitamin K
20µg
19%

Copper
0.37mg
18%

Vitamin B5
1mg
14%

Vitamin D
0.19µg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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