Mexican-Inspired Beef and Corn Skillet Peppers

Sweet bell peppers are simmered to tenderness with ground beef, corn, and Mexican-style seasonings, stuffed, then topped with goat cheese for a hearty dinner that doesn't need an oven.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 12 ounces extra lean ground beef

  • 2 cups frozen corn kernels

  • 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chilies, such as Rotel®, mild

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 large green sweet peppers, halved lengthwise, stems, seeds and membranes discarded

  • 1 ounce goat cheese, crumbled or finely shredded reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese


  1. Lightly coat a deep large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and place over medium high heat until hot. Brown beef, stirring frequently. Stir in the corn, tomatoes, cumin and salt. Top with pepper halves, cut side down. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, reduce heat, cover and simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until peppers are desired tenderness.

  2. Remove from heat. Place the pepper halves on a serving platter. Spoon in meat mixture and top with cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

246 Calories
7g Fat
23g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 pepper half and about 1 cup meat mixture
Calories 246
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 23g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 23g 47%
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 58mg 19%
Vitamin A 792IU 16%
Vitamin C 72mg 80%
Folate 42mcg 10%
Sodium 540mg 23%
Calcium 59mg 5%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 44mg 10%
Potassium 635mg 14%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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