Freezer Meal Recipe: Mexi Stuffed Peppers

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Freezer meal mexi stuffed peppers

These Mexi Stuffed Peppers are easy and delicious!

This is a simple freezer meal to prepare for your family, just thaw it and cook for 30 minutes and you have dinner all ready.  I like to add some salsa, sour cream and eat with tortillas or tortilla chips.

Ground beef with DIY taco seasoning

Mix up some homemade taco seasoning for the ground beef! Super easy! I used a little over a tablespoon of the seasoning and it was great! (Love this skillet, by the way!) You know, you could prepare several pounds of cooked, seasoned ground beef and then easily freeze it for oven-baked tacos and other recipes, like this one!

Filling for mexi stuffed peppers

The ingredients for the filling are really pretty simple – seasoned ground beef, corn, black beans, rice (I used brown rice here), green onions, and shredded cheese (if you so desire). I usually love extra cheese whenever possible, so I definitely include the cheese in the filling and more on top!

It is a simple recipe, but still tastes great, and you can really take it up a notch with whatever garnishes you want, like your favorite homemade salsa, sour cream, cilantro, or whatever!

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Serving + Freezing Tips

I was a little worried how well these would freeze, but I ended up enjoying them just as well as I do when I cook them fresh! All I did to prepare them for freezing was to make them like I normally would, then wrap them in plastic wrap and then in tin foil.

I froze them on a baking sheet and when they were solid I transferred them to a Ziploc bag. You could probably get away with just freezing them all in a baking dish or foil pan too if you cover the top with similar layers of plastic wrap and foil and have the baking dish to spare.

To prepare them from frozen just thaw them in the refrigerator, then cook for 30 minutes. Serve with whatever additional toppings you want (see some ideas above). If you get a bunch of bell peppers from your garden, this is a great way to use them up!

To make this TERRAfit-friendly, use homemade taco seasoning, brown rice, and skip the sour cream.

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Freezer meal mexi stuffed peppers

Freezer Meal Recipe: Mexi Stuffed Peppers

Easy and delicious mexi-stuffed peppers - freeze some for later or enjoy right away!
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Serves: 6
Adjust Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 6 bell peppers any color
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 taco seasoning packet about 1 to 2 tablespoons
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • ½ cup black beans
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup shredded cheese optional, plus more for topping
  • Garnishes: salsa, sour cream, tortilla chips, etc.

Instructions

  • Brown the ground beef and drain, if needed. Add the taco seasoning as instructed by the package.
  • Add the rice, onions, beans, corn, and cheese (if using) and stir it all together.
  • Slice the tops off the peppers and clean out the inside, then stuff them with the ground beef mixture and top with cheese.
  • This recipe should make enough for 6 peppers, but it will depend on their size.

To Freeze

  • Wrap each pepper individually with 2 layers of plastic wrap and 1 layer of foil.
  • Place in baking dish or on a baking sheet and freeze until firm.
  • Transfer to resealable freezer bag and freeze.

To Cook

  • Once you are ready to serve these, defrost them in the refrigerator (probably about 24 hours), then bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.
  • Serve plain or topped with salsa and sour cream.

Nutrition

Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 20g | Sodium: 189mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g

Ingredients: Beans, Beef, Bell Pepper, Cheese, Corn, Ground Beef, Onion, Rice, Salsa, Sour Cream, Taco Seasoning, Tortilla Chips
Meal Type: Main Dish, Clean Eating, Egg Free, Gluten Free
Categories: Healthy, Meat and Poultry, Mexican, Make Ahead/Freezer Meal, Oven

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