Quick and easy meals can be a huge life saver. I try to create these meals regularly because I know most people don’t have the luxury of spending hours in the kitchen making dinner. When I started my Weight Watcher and cooking journey (read more about my journey here) I was single and usually worked until 6pm. I started cooking with the principle that I needed to make quick meals that didn’t require a lot of complicated steps. Hopefully as you read some of my other recipes, you will think they don’t sound complicated :). Aside from quick and easy meals, I LOVE prep meals. Prep meals allow me to cook whatever ingredients I can on Sunday, so that I can pull them out of the fridge during the week (already cooked or cut/washed/ready to go) and throw them into a meal that I’m making. Easy peasy! My Mexican Spiced Pulled Pork Stuffed Peppers is meal prep at its finest! Pre-made flavorful pork mixed with beans stuffed in peppers! This is a Weight Watcher recipe and each pepper is 8 SmartPoints.
There are so many stuffed pepper variations you can make…. I’m so glad that this trend was born! Easy, carb-conscious way to eat Mexican food! This recipe starts with Slow Cooker Mexican Spiced Pulled Pork. I like to make this on Sunday (or Monday), then have delicious shredded pork ready for the week to use in various recipes. I was craving pulled pork a while back but didn’t necessarily want BBQ style pulled pork. Mexican inspired dishes are perfect with pulled pork. I love pulled pork enchiladas but they can be a little heavy for me, so this is where I came up with pulled pork stuffed peppers. Enchiladas without the tortilla!!
For this recipe I used yellow and orange bell peppers. I really like the color of these peppers together and I rarely cook with them so I wanted to give them a shot at fame. Just get whatever color bell peppers you can get. The stuffing for the peppers is no fuss y’all! Remove the pit and the seeds and set them in a cast iron skillet (or casserole dish). Remember the part of the bell peppers you cut off when removing the pit and seeds?! KEEP THOSE! Dice up what you can and sauté the diced peppers in a skillet with oil.
I always save the juices/liquid that the pork was cooking in from the crock pot when I make Slow Cooker Mexican Spiced Pulled Pork… So much flavor! Rather than using regular water, I add the pork liquid to the skillet for this recipe.
Add in the shredded pork, pinto beans, spices, and a little bit of water. This will cook for a few minutes, then scoop this into the peppers and bake in the oven for about 30 minutes. Remember to add a little bit of water to the bottom of the skillet and cover with foil (this allows the peppers to steam so they cook evenly). Remove from the oven and top with cheese!! Delicious, cheesy, and ready in just under an hour.
Mexican Spiced Pulled Pork Stuffed Peppers are packed with all the flavors of enchiladas without all the guilt. Low-carb, low-calorie and good for you! Flavorful Mexican spiced pulled pork and beans stuffed in a pepper and topped with cheese… Delicious and perfect for a quick weeknight meal!
I hope you enjoy these bites of flavor!
For Mexican Spiced Pulled Pork Stuffed Peppers, here are my “go-to” kitchen essentials: