Fiesta in a Skillet: Mexican-Inspired Beef and Corn Stuffed Peppers


 Step into a vibrant Mexican fiesta with each bite of these delectable skillet peppers. Stuffed with savory beef, sweet corn, and a blend of zesty spices, these peppers are a burst of flavor and textures. Topped with melted cheese and served with a side of zingy salsa, this dish promises a delightful culinary journey.

Photo of a skillet showcasing Mexican-Inspired Beef and Corn Stuffed Peppers, with melted cheese on top, vibrant colors of the peppers, and a garnish of fresh cilantro, set against a rustic Mexican backdrop.

Precise Preparation and Cooking Time

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Number of Servings and Ideal Serving Size

  • Yields: 6 servings
  • Ideal Serving Size: 1 stuffed pepper.

Essential Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 320 kcal per serving
  • Proteins: 20g
  • Fats: 18g
  • Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Sodium: 450mg
  • Fiber: 4g

Ingredients (Measured in Grams)

  • Bell peppers (assorted colors): 6 large
  • Ground beef: 500 grams
  • Corn kernels: 200 grams
  • Olive oil: 30ml
  • Onion (chopped): 100 grams
  • Garlic (minced): 15 grams
  • Cumin: 5 grams
  • Paprika: 5 grams
  • Salt: 5 grams
  • Freshly ground black pepper: 3 grams
  • Jalapeño (diced): 30 grams
  • Cheddar cheese (grated): 200 grams
  • Fresh cilantro (chopped): 20 grams for garnish
Photo of a dining table setup: a plate with a Beef and Corn Stuffed Pepper, a bowl of guacamole on the side, tortilla chips, and a refreshing glass of horchata, evoking a vibrant Mexican dining scene.

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Cut the tops off the bell peppers and remove the seeds.
  3. In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add chopped onion and sauté until translucent.
  4. Add minced garlic and diced jalapeño. Sauté for another 2 minutes.
  5. Stir in the ground beef and cook until browned.
  6. Season with cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper. Add the corn kernels and mix well.
  7. Stuff each bell pepper with the beef and corn mixture.
  8. Place the stuffed peppers in a baking dish. Top each pepper with grated cheddar cheese.
  9. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes or until the cheese is golden and bubbly.
  10. Garnish with fresh cilantro before serving.

Proven Tips for Culinary Success

  • Serving with a side of guacamole or sour cream can enhance the flavors.
  • Add a squeeze of fresh lime for added zing.

Anticipated FAQs

Can I make it vegetarian? 

Absolutely! Substitute the beef with black beans or tofu for a vegetarian version.

Can I use other cheeses? 

Yes, Monterey Jack or pepper jack cheese would also work wonderfully.