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Southwestern Stuffed Peppers

 
Southwestern Stuffed Peppers
Image © Skinny Ms
This recipe belongs to the top 10% of the most popular recipes.popular
This recipe belongs to the top 10% of the healthiest recipes.healthy
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
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 $1.61

$1.61 per serving

2236 people like this recipe

2,236 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

spoonacular Score:99%

Spoonacular Score: 99%

 

If you want to add more gluten free and vegetarian recipes to your repertoire, Southwestern Stuffed Peppers might be a recipe you should try. This recipe makes 4 servings with 315 calories, 12g of protein, and 10g of fat each. For $1.61 per serving, this recipe covers 26% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. 2236 people were glad they tried this recipe. Head to the store and pick up cumin, reduced fat cheddar, cilantro, and a few other things to make it today. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 99%, which is awesome. Southwestern Stuffed Peppers, Southwestern Stuffed Peppers, and Southwestern Stuffed Peppers are very similar to this recipe.

Ingredients

Servings:
15 oz
15 oz canned kidney beans
canned kidney beans
8 oz
8 oz canned tomato sauce
canned tomato sauce
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp chili powder
chili powder
0.25 cups
0.25 cups cilantro
cilantro
1 cup
1 cup cooked brown rice
cooked brown rice
1 cup
1 cup frozen corn kernels
frozen corn kernels
1 tsp
1 tsp cumin
cumin
1 clove
1 clove garlic
garlic
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps olive oil
olive oil
0.5 cups
0.5 cups onions
onions
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps black pepper
black pepper
4
4  white red bell peppers
white red bell peppers
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps sea salt
sea salt
0.25 cups
0.25 cups shredded reduced fat cheddar
shredded reduced fat cheddar
15 oz canned kidney beans
15 oz
canned kidney beans
8 oz canned tomato sauce
8 oz
canned tomato sauce
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp
chili powder
0.25 cups cilantro
0.25 cups
cilantro
1 cup cooked brown rice
1 cup
cooked brown rice
1 cup frozen corn kernels
1 cup
frozen corn kernels
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp
cumin
1 clove garlic
1 clove
garlic
2 Tbsps olive oil
2 Tbsps
olive oil
0.5 cups onions
0.5 cups
onions
0.25 tsps black pepper
0.25 tsps
black pepper
4  white red bell peppers
4
white red bell peppers
0.25 tsps sea salt
0.25 tsps
sea salt
0.25 cups shredded reduced fat cheddar
0.25 cups
shredded reduced fat cheddar

Equipment

baking sheet
baking sheet
bowl
bowl
oven
oven
frying pan
frying pan
baking sheet
baking sheet
bowl
bowl
oven
oven
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Skinny Ms

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.61
Ingredient
15 ounces canned kidney beans
8 ounces canned tomato sauce
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/4 cup cilantro
1 cup cooked brown rice
1 cup frozen corn kernels
1 teaspoon cumin
1 clove garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup onions
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 white red bell peppers
1/4 cup shredded reduced fat cheddar
Price
$0.76
$0.89
$0.34
$0.13
$0.21
$0.41
$0.13
$0.07
$0.33
$0.18
$0.01
$2.39
$0.59
$6.45

Tips

Health Tips

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • If you are concerned about BPA-linings in canned products, look for tomato products packaged in glass, as acidic foods like tomatoes are more likely to leach BPA from the lining. You might also look for low-sodium versions or the label "no salt added" to cut down on unnecessary sodium.

  • Sea salt is not healthier than table salt, contrary to what you may have heard. Sea salt is usually 97.5% sodium chloride (same as regular old table salt) and the minerals accounting for the rest are too insignificant to make a difference?unless you plan on consuming sea salt by the pound, in which case the health benefits from the minerals will definitely be outweighed by the negative effects of all the sodium you are consuming!

  • 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).

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Price Tips

  • Sea salt can add a unique texture or provide bursts of salty goodness, but ONLY when it isn't being dissolved. So if you have expensive sea salt, save it for sprinkling on salads or dark chocolate cookies, don't try to use it in your pasta sauce or soup. Once sea salt dissolves, the flavor is indistinguishable from table salt from the shaker (after all, they are chemically the same thing, sodium chloride).

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.

  • 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.

  • You should not store your onions with your potatoes because the gases they emit will make each other spoil faster. For more information about selecting and storing onions, check out this lesson about onions in the academy.

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Green Tips

  • Bell peppers are unfortunately on the "dirty dozen" list compiled by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). You might want to buy them organic when you can.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
314 Calories
12g Protein
9g Total Fat
48g Carbs
67% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
314
16%

Fat
9g
15%

  Saturated Fat
1g
10%

Carbohydrates
48g
16%

  Sugar
11g
13%

Cholesterol
1mg
0%

Sodium
874mg
38%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
12g
24%

Vitamin C
159mg
193%

Vitamin A
4672IU
93%

Manganese
1mg
60%

Fiber
11g
47%

Vitamin B6
0.67mg
33%

Vitamin E
4mg
30%

Folate
110µg
28%

Phosphorus
265mg
27%

Potassium
902mg
26%

Magnesium
90mg
23%

Iron
3mg
21%

Vitamin K
21µg
21%

Vitamin B1
0.27mg
18%

Vitamin B3
3mg
17%

Copper
0.34mg
17%

Vitamin B2
0.27mg
16%

Zinc
1mg
12%

Vitamin B5
1mg
11%

Calcium
100mg
10%

Selenium
3µg
5%

covered percent of daily need

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