Easy Cooking Idea: Mexican Stuffed Peppers

Mexican Stuffed Peppers with black beans, taco meat, and homemade enchilada sauce from The Cards We Drew #DinnerDone #shop

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Are you ready for a new dinner idea today!? My family LOVES Mexican and honestly, it can be hard incorporating veggies that we all like into a dinner. So I came up with an easy summer recipe to get my son excited ab0ut a new meal and trying something else! Introducing the Mexican Stuffed Peppers!

Mexican Stuffed Peppers with black beans, taco meat, and homemade enchilada sauce from The Cards We Drew #DinnerDone #shop

Here’s the recipe…

Easy Cooking Idea: Mexican Stuffed Peppers


  • 1 lb. beef, cooked and drained
  • 1 packet Taco Bell taco seasoning (that's our favorite seasoning!)
  • 1 can of black beans
  • 1 cup of instant rice
  • 3 red bell peppers cut length wise in half and cleaned
  • 2 cans Hunt's Tomato Sauce
  • 1 can diced chiles
  • seasoning to taste (chili powder, salt, cumin)
  • 2 cups of cheese
  • sour cream to top


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Start by cooking your beef and adding taco seasoning. Cook both as directed.
  3. While beef is cooking prepare your instant rice either on the oven or in the microwave.
  4. Clean and cut 3 red peppers length wise and set aside.
  5. Open one can of black beans and drain well. When taco meat is ready, add black beans to meat mixture and turn heat down low.
  6. Add prepared rice to meat and bean mixture and set aside.
  7. In a saucepan add two cans of Hunt's Tomato Sauce, one can of diced chiles, and season with salt, pepper, cumin and chili powder to taste.
  8. Pour half of the prepared sauce into the bottom of a 9x13 pan and place pepper halves on top of the mixture.
  9. Fill peppers with rice/meat/bean mixture, top with tomato sauce mixture, then add cheese over top of the whole thing.
  10. Place in the oven to cook 30-45 minutes.
  11. When out of the oven, serve with a dollup of sour cream on top.

I headed off to Walmart and picked up a few cans of Hunt’s Tomato Sauce

hunts tomato sauce in walmart

I like to use Hunt’s Tomato Sauce over other tomato sauces because of Hunt’s flashsteam peeling method (more info here).

hunts tomato sauce mexican stuffed peppers recipeStart by rounding up your ingredients.

I start by preparing my ground beef and adding taco seasoning to the mix…while the beef is being prepared I start cutting my peppers in half and place them on top of the Hunt’s Tomato Sauce mixture I’ve prepared (see recipe for details).

add halves of red peppers to pan

I combine tomato sauce, diced chile peppers, and seasonings “to taste” and cook in a saucepan on the stove.

make enchilada sauce for your peppers

I then fill my peppers with the taco meat, rice, and black beans I’ve prepared (according to the above recipe) to create my stuffed peppers.

mexican stuffed peppers with rice and black beans

Before putting in the oven, I top my stuffed peppers with the remaining tomato sauce mixture and add cheese to the whole thing (the more cheese the better I say!).

add cheese and place in the oven

After my peppers are stuffed and ready they are cooked in the oven for 30-45 minutes until done and melted…they will smell delish!

mexican stuffed peppers

The cheese makes a nice crispy crust on top of the pepper and the tomato sauce adds a great taste to the whole pepper that compliments the spices nicely.

mexican stuffed peppers recipe with hunts tomato sauce

Once out of the oven, I add a dollop of sour cream on top of the pepper and serve hot. AND they warm up great the next day too (I had it today for lunch!!)

Mexican Stuffed Peppers with black beans, taco meat, and homemade enchilada sauce from The Cards We Drew #DinnerDone #shopFor more Hunt’s recipes and inspiration visit Hunt’s on Facebook, Twitter, and on the web.

What is YOUR go to summer recipe?!

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