Easy Tex-Mex Stuffed Peppers + Video

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Stuffed peppers in a ceramic pot drizzled with sour cream

Easy Tex-Mex Stuffed Peppers! It’s that kind of day. This dinner is healthy, vegetarian friendly, and super quick.

And not only are these so comforting and delicious — this is a recipe that’s so easy to make if you are that person desperately searching Pinterest for a throw together meal. Been there. ??

This recipe has a little bit of everything. It’s satisfying, filling, full of flavor, and an all around great family dinner.

Four stuffed peppers drizzled with sour cream topped with avocado slices

One of the main conversations I have with people is that they don’t have enough time to make dinner, or after work, have zero energy to put into a meal. Now, this recipe takes some small steps of effort to make it happen, but it is easy through and through! I wanted to come up with something that had obviously tons of flavor and was yummy, but was super quick and EASY.

Drew and I have been good testers for this recipe, because this past week felt nonstop. Like, whoa. Something happening every. night. So this recipe was a LIFESAVER when I literally had no time to put effort into a dinner. This recipe came in to save the day just in time and warmed our hearts with how delicious they were. <3

These easy tex-mex stuffed peppers will only take you a little over 30 minutes to make! Best kind of dinner.

If you try this recipe, comment/rate below and let me know what you think! I love hearing your feedback. 🙂

Stuffed peppers topped with sour cream, lime, and avocado slices

Stuffed peppers in a ceramic pot drizzled with sour cream

Easy Tex-Mex Stuffed Peppers

5 from 1 vote
Servings 4
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
26 mins
Total Time
31 mins
Author: A Simple Palate


  • 4 peppers, cored and cleaned
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2/3 cup corn
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and strained
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 2/3 cup cheese (divided)

Tex-Mex Seasoning

  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • sour cream
  • lime wedges
  • avocado slices


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Lay peppers in baking dish.

  2. Use a rubber spatula to mix in bowl: quinoa, corn, black beans, 1/3 cup cheese, tex-mex seasoning, and salsa. 

  3. Spoon mixture into center of peppers. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove peppers - sprinkle 1/3 cup cheese over top each pepper and bake for 1 additional minute for cheese to melt. 

  4. Drizzle or dollop sour cream over peppers, sprinkle cilantro and lime juice on top. YUM! 

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