How to Make Mexican Stuffed Peppers

Mexican Peppers

by Grishma Patel

Originally appeared on Grishma’s Blog

Learn to cook a yummy and easy meal with a new recipe that will surely have your friends and family asking for more.  These delicious stuffed peppers are the ultimate comfort food, good for any occasion – a dinner for two, a party and for your next Mexican extravaganza!


  • Rice Pilaf (I prefer the Near East brand with the Spanish mix flavor) – 1 box
  • 3-4 Peppers (of any and every color)
  • 1 White onion
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 2 or 3 Jalapenos
  • Cilantro
  • Black Beans
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Mexican Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Hot sauce (any Mexican hot sauce of your choice)
  • Black Pepper
  • Red Crushed Pepper
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Salt
  • Cumin Powder
  • Chili Powder

Mexican Peppers


  1. Cook the rice according to your own preference and then add diced tomatoes to the rice to let the flavors of the tomatoes soak in with the rice
  2. In a pan, pour two teaspoons of vegetable oil and let it heat. Afterwards, saute the onions until they are translucent/brown
  3. Next add black beans, jalapenos and cilantro. Let them simmer with the onions as the flavors mix.
  4. After a few minutes, add the rice and mix well
  5. Add all the seasonings (salt, black pepper, red crushed pepper, Italian seasoning, salt, cumin powder, chili powder) according to your taste. Start with less and add more as you taste.
  6. Let the mix cook under low heat for seven minutes.
  7. Preheat the oven to 350 degree
  8. After the mix has cooled for a while, start stuffing the peppers according to the size of the peppers (either mini or large peppers can work)
  9. Before putting them in the oven, sprinkle mexican cheese on top of the peppers and don’t be afraid to splurge! Cheese is the best part, always!
  10. Let the peppers cook in the over for about 10 minutes or until they are dark around the edges
  11. Serve hot with a “dallop of daisy” sour cream and Mexican hot sauce
  12. And finally, pour yourself a yummy margarita (non-alcoholic for those under the legal drinking age) and enjoy!

All photos were provided by Grishma Patel. 

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