Southwest Stuffed Peppers
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Looking for a budget friendly recipe? You’ve come to the right place. These Southwest Stuffed Peppers will keep your stomach and wallet full coming in at only $1.06 per serving.
Southwest Stuffed Peppers via RDelicious Kitchen @rd_kitchenThe Recipe ReDux challenged members to see how low they can go and make a meal for less than $3 per serving.
Did you know that within the top 3 New Year’s resolutions #3 involved finances?
1. Lose Weight/Eat Healthier
2. Life/Self Improvements
3. Better Financial Decisions
Many are looking to make better financial decisions this year, myself included. I was curious to see how much I was actually spending on groceries per month, so I tracked it for the month to see my typical cost on groceries. Being a food blogger and one who weirdly enjoys grocery shopping, when I see new items they tend to creep into my cart. That being said, my monthly grocery spending was a little higher than I thought it would be.
Southwest Stuffed Peppers via RDelicious Kitchen @rd_kitchenEver since then I’ve been more conscious of my spending when at the grocery store. I loved that this Recipe ReDux theme was this month because I had fun shopping to see how low I can go with the cost per serving. This definitely busts the myth that “healthy eating is expensive”, considering this recipe totals to $1.06 per serving made with healthy and wholesome ingredients.

Southwest Stuffed Peppers via RDelicious Kitchen @rd_kitchenHere’s the breakdown:
Southwest Stuffed Peppers via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_kitchen
Wondering what I will be doing with those half cans of ingredients? I love being creative with extra ingredients that I have in the fridge. I think this will turn into a burrito bowl.

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Southwest Stuffed Peppers topped with avocado on a white plate

Southwest Stuffed Peppers

  • Author: Julie @ RDelicious Kitchen
  • Yield: 6


  • 3 red bell peppers
  • 1/4 cup quinoa
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 (14.5 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 (14.5 oz) can corn, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 (14.5 oz) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Slice pepper in half lengthwise, place on baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes.
  2. Cook quinoa according to package directions.
  3. In a saute pan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onions, saute until translucent. Add the beans, corn, tomatoes, and cooked quinoa and cook until heated through. Stir in cheese.
  4. Remove peppers from oven and stuff with bean mixture. Bake for an additional 5 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and top with avocado slices.

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Southwest Stuffed Peppers via RDelicious Kitchen @rd_kitchen
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