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Mexican Stuffed Peppers | Easy Meal Prep Ideas

Mexican Stuffed Peppers | Easy Meal Prep Ideas
Lauren Dawes
Writer and expert4 years ago
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Niall’s Mexican stuffed peppers are perfect for a quick lunch or dinner.

Bursting with colour and flavour, this delicious recipe is a great way to get a boost of nutrients into your day — as bell peppers are packed with vitamin C and antioxidants.

Stuffed with a lean chilli, each serving also provides 21g of protein too, ideal for helping you to meet your daily targets in a seriously tasty way.

When it comes to easy meal prep to mix it up from chicken and rice, these are definitely a winner — make up a batch and portion with a side salad for a healthy, filling lunch.

 Makes 4                         


  • 4 large bell peppers
  • 1 tbsp. 100% Coconut Oil
  • 250g lean beef mince (5% fat)
  • ½ pack chilli seasoning
  • 1 red onion (finely chopped)
  • 100g salsa
  • 250g cooked rice
  • 100g sweetcorn
  • Handful of jalapeños
  • 60g low-fat cheddar


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F.
  2. Then, slice the tops off of the peppers, remove the any seeds and transfer to a baking dish or tray.
  3. Bake the peppers for 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, heat the coconut oil in a large frying pan.
  5. Then, add your beef mince and fry for 5 minutes until the beef turns brown.
  6. Next, add your chilli seasoning, stir it into the beef mince and fry for a further 2 minutes. Then add your onion and fry for another 4-5 minutes.
  7. Now, add the salsa, sweetcorn and rice and stir so everything is well combined.
  8. Let cook for another 5 minutes, then remove from heat.
  9. Now, stuff your cooked peppers with the beef mince, top with jalapeños and cheddar cheese and bake in oven for 15 minutes. Enjoy!

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Nutritional info per serving:

Total Fat10g
Total Carbohydrates27g
Lauren Dawes
Writer and expert
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Lauren is an English Literature graduate originally from the South. She’s always loved swimming, has discovered the power of weight training over the past few years, and has lots of room for improvement in her weekly hot yoga class.

On the weekends she’s usually cooking or eating some kind of brunch, and she enjoys trying out new recipes with her housemates – especially since shaking off student habits, like mainly surviving off pasta. Above all, she’s a firm believer in keeping a balance between the gym and gin.

Find out more about Lauren’s experience here.