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Tamale Stuffed Peppers

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Servings: 2
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 55 min.
Total: 1 hr. 10 min.
Kris Mullen
This spicy treat is a great way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, or any other day.


  • 2 medium bell peppers
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • 1/4 cup green chillies
  • 1/4 cup green enchilada sauce
  • 3/4 cup Mexican blend cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 2 Tbs green onions, chopped
  • 1 Tbs fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Hot sauce to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350º.
  • Prepare the bell peppers by slicing off the tops and removing the seeds. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine tomatoes, beans, corn, green chillies, enchilada sauce, ½-cup cheese, cornmeal, green onions, and cilantro.
  • Spoon the mixture into hollowed bell peppers and sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  • Place stuffed peppers in a baking dish and add about an inch of water to the bottom of the pan.
  • Bake, uncovered, until peppers are tender and filling is heated throughout; about 50 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes. Serve warm

Nutrition Facts

Calories 361
  Calories from Fat 120 (33%)
(21%)Total Fat 14g
(40%)Saturated Fat 8g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
(15%)Cholesterol 44mg
(31%)Sodium 732mg
(21%)Potassium 723mg
Total Carbohydrate 45g
(36%)Dietary Fiber 9g
Sugars 10g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(37%)Protein 18g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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