Use up leftovers and make this scrumptious Southwest Stuffed Peppers.
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Southwest Stuffed Peppers

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: peppers, southwest
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Christina Hitchcock


Stuffed peppers:

  • 2 cups shredded pork or ground beef
  • 2 cups prepared rice - white or brown
  • 1 small can diced green chiles
  • 8 peppers - green or red
  • 1/4 cup green salsa

Lime Yogurt Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 2 cup limes squeezed - about 1/3 to 1/2 lime juice



  • Cut a small slice off of peppers on one side leaving the stem intact. Remove seeds from the interior of the pepper. Place in a 9x13 casserole pan.
  • Combine pork, rice, green chiles, and green salsa in a bowl. Stuff peppers with filling mixture, pressing down to really fill them.
  • Bake covered with foil at 400 degrees F for 25 min. Uncover and bake for additional 10 minutes.
  • Remove and allow to cool slightly.
  • Meanwhile, combine Greek yogurt, mayo, and lime juice in a small bowl.
  • Top each pepper with lime yogurt sauce, paprika, and if desired sliced avocado.
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