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Cheesy Tex-Mex Cornbread Stuffed Peppers
Cheesy Tex-Mex Cornbread Stuffed Peppers

Cheesy Tex-Mex Cornbread Stuffed Peppers

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Cheesy Tex-Mex Cornbread Stuffed Peppers
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These sweet bell peppers are stuffed with cheesy, creamy Tex-Mex mixture topped with sweet cornbread. Serve with sour cream and green onions at your homegating party!
Serves: 8
  • 6 sweet bell peppers, halved lengthwise with seeds and membranes removed
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, plus extra for topping
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green chiles
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 1 (15-ounce) can Hunt's Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes, drained
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package cornbread mix, plus ingredients needed to make it (usually milk and eggs)
  • sour cream (for serving)
  • chopped green onions (for serving)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with foil sprayed with PAM Cooking Spray. In a large Dutch oven or stockpot, boil enough water to cover the peppers. Place the peppers into the boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. Place cream cheese, cheddar, and chiles in a medium bowl. Place olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. When the oil shimmers, add the cumin and toast it for a few seconds until fragrant. Add the beans, corn, and tomatoes and cook until they're heated through and most of the moisture has evaporated, about 5 minutes. Stir in the salt. Pour this hot mixture over your cream cheese and cheese and let it it for a couple of minutes to get melty before mixing it together until well combined. Fill each pepper with the mixture, saving some room on top for the cornbread.
  3. Prepare your cornbread mix according to package instructions. Spoon a generous amount in the top of each stuffed pepper. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the cornbread is done. Sprinkle with cheese and place back into the oven just until the cheese is melted. Serve with sour cream and chopped green onions.


4 Comments on Cheesy Tex-Mex Cornbread Stuffed Peppers (and Tips for a Homegating Party!)

  1. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel
    September 11, 2015 at 7:24 am (5 years ago)

    The perfect dinner or tailgating recipe! My family would love these 🙂

  2. Marnely Murray
    September 11, 2015 at 9:34 pm (5 years ago)

    Oh gosh my husband would totally love these while watching the game! Go Pats!

  3. Wendy | Around My Family Table
    September 12, 2015 at 1:58 am (5 years ago)

    Two of my favs….cornbread and sweet peppers. I never thought to put them together like this.

  4. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
    September 12, 2015 at 9:54 am (5 years ago)

    I’m with you! Tailgating is so much fun fun at home! These look over the top delish!


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