Cheesy Mexican Stuffed Peppers 5

Cheesy Mexican Stuffed Peppers

I teamed up with Kraft Heinz and Loblaws to share this super delicious recipe for Cheesy Mexican Stuffed Peppers, and to encourage families to Cheese the Day, which means having fun with cheese in new and unexpected ways!

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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, Kraft Heinz cheese will feature a new recipe every day from September 24 – October 15 on CheeseTheDay.ca, or you can even sync the daily recipes to your online calendar for inspiration sent straight to your inbox!  There will be a total of 23 great new recipes for everything from dinners, to after school snacks, to desserts and more.  Having a new recipe arsenal is perfect for this time of year!

And to get us thinking of cheeeeeeeesy goodness, I’m helping kick off things with this delicious Cheesy Mexican Stuffed Pepper recipe!

Cheesy Mexican Stuffed Peppers

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!

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Cheesy Mexican Stuffed Peppers

30 minPrep Time

1 hr, 10 Cook Time

1 hr, 40 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 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 can (28 fl oz/796 mL) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (19 fl oz/540 mL) black beans, rinsed
  • 1 cup Cracker Barrel Shredded Tex Mex Cheese

Instructions

  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.
http://www.aprettylifeinthesuburbs.com/cheesy-mexican-stuffed-peppers/

Recipe from Kraftcanada.com
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

If you want more delicious cheesy recipes, sign up to sync recipes to your online calendar (Outlook, Google calendar, etc.) and automatically get a delicious recipe daily!  Syncing your calendar will provide daily recipe inspiration and the option to download/print recipes to keep for later.

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

Have a delicious day!

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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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36 Comments

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

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

  • Reply Deborah September 24, 2015 at 2:01 PM

    Fave way to enjoy cheese is just as it is

  • Reply LauraD September 24, 2015 at 3:02 PM

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

  • Reply Katrina Brady September 24, 2015 at 3:16 PM

    Melted!! on pizza, pasta, grilled cheese mmmmm

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

    Grilled cheese sandwiches.

  • Reply lynn clayton September 24, 2015 at 5:57 PM

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

  • Reply Courtney September 24, 2015 at 6:16 PM

    On crackers or on pasta

  • Reply Elizabeth September 24, 2015 at 7:26 PM

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

  • Reply Tainan Lu September 24, 2015 at 7:37 PM

    Pizza ~!

  • Reply Glogirl September 24, 2015 at 8:10 PM

    I enjoy cheese on top of crackers.

  • Reply Sylvie September 25, 2015 at 6:21 AM

    Cheese, cheese and cheese please 🙂

  • Reply 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

  • Reply Lisa M September 25, 2015 at 4:27 PM

    I love cheese melted on just about everything

  • Reply andrea amy September 25, 2015 at 11:54 PM

    My home made mac & cheese casserole

  • Reply Robyn Bellefleur September 26, 2015 at 11:36 AM

    I to eat it melted on my toast.

  • Reply Linda September 27, 2015 at 10:27 AM

    Cheese and crackers or on everything!

  • Reply Julia September 28, 2015 at 11:11 AM

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

  • Reply 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 Sylvie September 29, 2015 at 6:23 AM

    Grilles cheese 🙂

  • Reply Dianne 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.

  • Reply Stephanie September 30, 2015 at 8:42 AM

    YUMMY!!!

  • Reply 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.

  • Reply 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!

  • Reply Crystal Porter September 30, 2015 at 10:49 AM

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

  • Reply 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.

  • Reply Merry120 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.

  • Reply Radhika Khan September 30, 2015 at 3:24 PM

    In mac and cheese

  • Reply Cheryl October 6, 2015 at 10:14 PM

    Looks so good!!

  • Reply Denise October 10, 2015 at 7:53 AM

    These look delicious! Pinning! Thanks for linking up to Home Matters Party. #HomeMattersParty http://cu-rio.net/home-matters-linky-party-58/

  • Reply 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

  • Reply Audrey October 16, 2015 at 11:38 AM

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

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

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

  • Reply 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 http://adventuresfrugalmom.com/home-matters-linky-party-59/. 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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