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Mexican Stuffed Bell Peppers

A delicious twist on a family favorite! Stuffed bell peppers are an easy make-ahead dinner that brings the families together. Make a new favorite for taco night and carve a decoration into the pepper for extra fun!

20 minutes
25 minutes
45 minutes


  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 4-6 Large Bell Peppers, any color
  • 1 packet of CHI-CHI’S® Taco Seasoning
  • 1 can of whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 Cup of CHI-CHI’S® Roasted Tomato Fiesta Salsa
  • 1 1/2 Cups of Mexican Rice (substitute white rice if preferred)
  • 1 1/2 Cups of Shredded Mexican Blend Cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, sauté the ground beef, stirring in the taco seasoning, until cooked through.
  3. While the meat cooks, hold the bell peppers with stem facing up, slice each one horizontally around the top, and remove stems and seed from inside.
  4. When the meat is almost finished, add the corn, black beans, and salsa and mix till well combined.
  5. Remove from heat and combine with the Mexican rice and 1 cup of shredded cheese.
  6. Stuff each bell pepper with the mixture until nearly full, then top with the rest of the shredded cheese.
  7. Place the stuffed peppers in a baking dish and bake for approximately 25 minutes or until peppers are soft and cheese is browned.