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Cheesy Mexican Stuffed Peppers

These Cheesy Mexican Stuffed Peppers are filled with healthy ground chicken, black beans, tomatoes, onions and garlic.  Baked, then topped with loads of cheese!

Most of us use cheese in our everyday cooking, I know I sure do.  I don’t think there is a day that goes by where we don’t eat cheese in some way, shape or form.  But sometimes we get into food routines, and forget how much can actually be done with foods we are already familiar with.  It’s fun to mix things up to make fresh and exciting meals, and that doesn’t mean we have to go too far outside our comfort zones to do that either.  Changing up our meal routine can be simple, quick and inexpensive.  Not to mention that your family will likely enjoy the change too!  So to help us all get out of our cooking routines, I’m sharing this delicious Cheesy Mexican Stuffed Pepper recipe!

This is such a fun way to serve up dinner…little individual and edible pots of deliciousness.

Cheesy Mexican Stuffed Peppers

Filled with healthy ground chicken, black beans, tomatoes, onions and garlic.  Baked, then topped with lots of cheese!

Cheesy Mexican Stuffed Peppers

I have always wanted to try stuffing and baking peppers, but was a little wary about how they would hold up while baking.  But I was so pleasantly surprised at how well these stuffed peppers turned out.  The peppers stayed sturdy and intact, making them perfect for stuffing!

Cheesy Mexican Stuffed Peppers

Don’t they look so good?  The ooey gooey melted cheese just takes these peppers to the next level.  On a side note, I used the Cracker Barrel Shredded Tex Mex Cheese and was so impressed with it…it melts so nicely and makes the most creamy melted cheese of any I’ve tried before – I loved it.  Creamy cheese in every bite, made these an instant hit around our table!



Cheesy Mexican Stuffed Peppers

These Cheesy Mexican Stuffed Peppers are filled with healthy ground chicken, black beans, tomatoes, onions and garlic.  Baked, then topped with loads of cheese!

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 70 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 - 8 servings 1x


  • 1 lb extra-lean ground chicken
  • 1 small onion (chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 4 green peppers
  • 1 oz can diced tomatoes (undrained, 28 fl /796 mL)
  • 1 oz can black beans (rinsed, 19 fl /540 mL)
  • 1 cup Cracker Barrel Shredded Tex Mex Cheese


  1. Heat oven to 375ºF.
  2. Cook chicken, onions, garlic and seasonings in large skillet on medium-high heat 7 to 9 min. or until chicken is done, stirring occasionally.
  3. Cut tops off peppers; chop tops, then stir into chicken mixture along with the tomatoes and beans. Cook 5 to 6 min. or until slightly thickened, stirring frequently. Meanwhile, remove cores and seeds from pepper shells; stand, fill sides up, in shallow pan.
  4. Spoon chicken mixture into peppers. Add enough water to pan to fill to 1/2-inch depth around peppers; cover.
  5. Bake 40 min. Carefully remove peppers from pan; drain water. Return peppers to pan. Top with cheese; bake 5 min. or until melted.

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Cheesy Mexican Stuffed Peppers

You can get creative with these stuffed peppers too!  Stuff them with your favourite chili recipe, or subsitute your favourite vegetables or ground meat in the original recipe.  Get creative and tailor them to your tastebuds!  Enjoy!

Cheesy Mexican Stuffed Peppers

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What is your favourite way to enjoy cheese?  Leave a comment below!

Have a delicious day!



Disclosure:  I teamed up with Kraft Heinz for this delicious recipe!  I was compensated for my time to share this recipe and spread the message to Cheese the Day!  As always, all words and thoughts are my own, and I only support brands I use in my own home!  I hope you enjoy this recipe…because really everything is better with cheese!  😉

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  • Reply
    Amy Heffernan
    September 24, 2015 at 2:00 PM

    I love cheese in chicken enchiladas! 🙂 YUM! TY!

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    September 24, 2015 at 2:01 PM

    Fave way to enjoy cheese is just as it is

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    September 24, 2015 at 3:02 PM

    On casseroles, on crackers, in sandwiches, on everything!

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    Katrina Brady
    September 24, 2015 at 3:16 PM

    Melted!! on pizza, pasta, grilled cheese mmmmm

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    Karen E Hill
    September 24, 2015 at 3:25 PM

    Grilled cheese sandwiches.

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    lynn clayton
    September 24, 2015 at 5:57 PM

    we love it on nachos and in tacos and in my potatoes

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    September 24, 2015 at 6:16 PM

    On crackers or on pasta

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    September 24, 2015 at 7:26 PM

    “Cheese the day” … love it !
    We love it melted on virtually anything. 🙂

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    Tainan Lu
    September 24, 2015 at 7:37 PM

    Pizza ~!

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    September 24, 2015 at 8:10 PM

    I enjoy cheese on top of crackers.

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    September 25, 2015 at 6:21 AM

    Cheese, cheese and cheese please 🙂

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    Sarah at Journeys of The Zoo
    September 25, 2015 at 6:45 AM

    I like my cheese straight up! This week, I harvested green peppers, tomatoes and onions from my garden. I stuffed the green peppers with the veggies and lentils and topped with Parmesan cheese. Even The Kids loved it!

    Besos, Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

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    Lisa M
    September 25, 2015 at 4:27 PM

    I love cheese melted on just about everything

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    andrea amy
    September 25, 2015 at 11:54 PM

    My home made mac & cheese casserole

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    Robyn Bellefleur
    September 26, 2015 at 11:36 AM

    I to eat it melted on my toast.

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    September 27, 2015 at 10:27 AM

    Cheese and crackers or on everything!

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    September 28, 2015 at 11:11 AM

    I love my goat cheese dip with pita ! Soo good!

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    Lushka Smith
    September 28, 2015 at 9:11 PM

    I love grilled cheese sandwiches.

    I also love pasta with cheese, particularly lasagna.

    And of course just straight up!

  • Reply
    September 29, 2015 at 6:23 AM

    Grilles cheese 🙂

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    September 30, 2015 at 12:19 AM

    I love cheese melted on top of so many things like pizza, baked soup, pasta dishes or just on it’s own with some fruit and crackers.

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    September 30, 2015 at 8:42 AM


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    Gillian Morgan
    September 30, 2015 at 8:53 AM

    I love cheese on everything but my favourite would have to be a spicy five cheese dip.

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    Katie Edwards
    September 30, 2015 at 9:02 AM

    How do I NOT enjoy cheese? I think nachos and cheese buns would be my favourites, because then I get delicious carbs, too. This recipe looks amazing!

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    Crystal Porter
    September 30, 2015 at 10:49 AM

    Pizza, lasagna, grilled cheese, tacos, taco dip, nachos. We really like cheese here.

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    Jane Reid
    September 30, 2015 at 11:58 AM

    I’m a soup making fanatic so love to add Cheese to my soups either as an ingredient or as a topping. I make a mean Cheese and Apple soup and of course Cheese is great with any kind of Onion Soup.

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    September 30, 2015 at 12:07 PM

    I will eat cheese any way I can have it! LOL. I guess my favorite is in homemade mac & cheese.

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    Radhika Khan
    September 30, 2015 at 3:24 PM

    In mac and cheese

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    October 6, 2015 at 10:14 PM

    Looks so good!!

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    October 10, 2015 at 7:53 AM

    These look delicious! Pinning! Thanks for linking up to Home Matters Party. #HomeMattersParty

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    Maria Magdalena
    October 12, 2015 at 12:47 AM

    Looks good and delicious! Thank you for your participation at Tasty Tuesday with Creative K Kids, I pin your recipe on Pinterest board

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    October 16, 2015 at 11:38 AM

    Delicious way to get your veggies. Congrats on your feature on the #HomeMattersParty

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    Diane Ugo @ Mrs U Makes
    October 17, 2015 at 8:23 AM

    Saw these STH link party. They look so delicious, pinning.

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    Melissa Vera
    October 18, 2015 at 9:43 AM

    Thanks for linking this post on the #HomeMattersParty last week. We picked it as one of our highlights. You can view it at Make sure you grab the I was featured button and looking forward to seeing what you link up next. Congrats and once again thank you for linking up.

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