Thursday, December 10, 2009

Easy Dinner Recipe: Burrito Stuffed Peppers

I heart Mexican food and I am always trying to figure out ways to get my fix in a healthier way. Dinner last night fit the bill. Oodles of protein packed into a pepper that has more vitamin C than an orange. Perfect weight loss surgery friendly meal... super yummy without greasy chips, white flour tortillas or the simple carbs of rice. It's a perfect Mexican food fix for us but I promise the non-ops at your table will never miss what's not in them ;)

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Shelly's Burrito Peppers

3 peppers of any color, stemmed, seeded, and cut in half lengthwise
1 Yellow Onion, chopped
2 Green Onions, chopped
3/4 pound Ground Beef (or Turkey) (about 1/2 a package)
1 1/2 cups Refried Beans
2 Tablespoons Taco Seasoning
dash of Hot Sauce
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
a few twists of Black Pepper
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar or Colby Jack Cheese, divided use
Olive Oil for sauteing

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the peppers in a lightly oiled Pyrex casserole dish, season with salt and bake for 20 minutes. Remove peppers, drain any water that has expelled from the peppers and set aside. Increase oven temperature to 400 degrees.

Saute onions till golden. Add ground meat and saute till no pink is seen. Add beans, taco seasoning, hot sauce, salt & pepper. Mix till combined. Off heat add 1/2 the shredded cheese. Mix to combine.

Use an ice cream scoop to spoon mixture into partially cooked pepper halves. Top with additional shredded cheese.

Bake at 400 for 20-25 minutes (until peppers are fork tender.) Serve with a dollop of Shelly's Spicy Yogurt Dip. I served them with a simple green salad with a vinaigrette.

Depending on the size of your peppers you may have a little extra filling. If you do sprinkle cheese on it and bake it alongside the peppers. Leftovers are great nuked for breakfast with an egg.

Other Eggface Mexican food fixes:

Shelly's Tropical Shrimp Cocktail
Shelly's Chicken Taco Bake
Shelly's Mexican Beef & Bean Bake
Shelly's Crock Pot Carnitas
Shelly's Chili Cheese Soup
Shelly's Green Chili Bites
Shelly's Beef & Bean Taco Salad
Shelly's 5 Minute Mexican Chocolate Protein Cake
Shelly's Flan

13 comments:

Meg said...

Ooh, that's dinner tomorrow night, thank you!

Beverly said...

OMG! I can't wait to add this one to my menu! Shelly you are a genius.

Thank you!

Falon said...

This looks amazing. You are the bomb lady!

Tammara, Jess and Cory said...

Thank you. We love mexican but I never fix it because it is so high in fat and carbs. I will be trying this recipe for sure. Have a wonderful holiday.

Paula K said...

Was at the farmers market this morning and they had everything wrapped in bundles because of the rain. So, there was no getting a single pepper (I rarely eat them). But I remembered this, so I gladly got the bundle. Can't wait to see how these turn out!

T said...

Had this for dinner tonight! Awesome! My picky eater even ate it.

I had one serving leftover for lunch tomorrow. Yum!

Tammara, Jess and Cory said...

Made these for dinner Sunday and they were so good. Everyone love them did a salad with them. We did not use the dressing on the peppers but they were still great.

Anonymous said...

I made these ~ absolutely delicious and safe, thank you!

Reeding Teacher said...

These were so good! My husband loved them so much more than the regular stuffed peppers.

Anonymous said...

These were amazing both the hubby and I just fell in love with it.

Kelly said...

OMG Shelly!! Just had one of these for dinner...YUM. I am stuffed...no room for a side dish even. I am soooo making these again. nom nom nom LOL

Anonymous said...

Just made these last night. They were amazing!!!! I love mexican and these were just what I needed. Plus, I made the spicy yogurt dip YUMM!!!! Thanks for all the great recipes

Dolly

Anonymous said...

An oldie but a goodie. Just made these and they are great. Going to take one to my fitness instructor. Kathy