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9/19/12

Stuffed Bell Peppers


Southwestern Stuffed Bell Peppers

I tasted the meat mixture before baking it and I really thought I wouldn't like it. I almost threw the recipe away, thinking I wouldn't need it in the future. Well, I decided to wait until I tasted the peppers and I am glad I did. This recipe earned its way into my Go To favorites.
My whole family was in agreement and this will be a staple in our household. I would suggest this recipe to anyone that likes stuffed peppers and Mexican food. And please let me know what you think.

A little information about Simply Love Food. She is a devoted Vegan and has so many great recipes. She shares a lot information with her readers and has inspired me to start cooking with turkey. So, the next time I make this recipe I will use turkey, can't wait.
Ingredients



  • 1/2 lb lean ground turkey breast I used 1 lb hamburger
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1 heaping tbsp of homemade taco seasoning (or you can use the packaged type if you like)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups of cooked rice (any type you like)
  • 3-4 bell peppers, halved and seeds removed
  • 1 can of black beans, drained & rinsed I didn't have any.
  • ½ cup of frozen corn
  • 1 (15 -16 ounce) jar of salsa ( I used a chipotle salsa)
  • 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Garnish with these toppings:fresh cilantro, sour cream,sliced avocado
    Step 1. Cook 2 cups of rice
    Step 2. Cut the peppers in half and seed them.
    Step 3. Boil the peppers for about 15 to 20 minutes, if you like them soft.
    Step 4. In a frying pan saute the hamburger, add the taco seasoning,onion, and 1 teaspoon salt.
    Step 5. Add the 16 oz jar of salsa or 2 cups homemade.
    Step 6. Add 1/2 Cup frozen corn I used Trader Joe's frozen grilled corn

    Spoon the hamburger mixture into each half of the bell peppers and place back into the baking dish. Cook the peppers for another 15-20 minutes or until the peppers are cooked all the way. Before removing from the oven sprinkle the tops of each pepper with shredded cheddar cheese. Place back into the oven until the cheese has melted.
    Remove from the oven and top with fresh cilantro, avocado slices and/or sour cream just before serving.

    I hope you try this recipe soon and let me know what you think,
    Rhonda
  • 1 comment:

    1. Wow! I tried this recipe out one night. It was absolutely DELICIOUS!I made a few tweaks to the recipe.(Some by choice, some by accident! lol) I used the taco mix with the ground beef and I ended up using this "Buffalo Chicken" Flavored rice instead of traditional white rice. Good Move! It's like a buck for a package of it at the store. It works well with this recipe. Mixed the beef mixture with the rice and one jar of medium salsa, and some sharp cheddar. AWESOME! I dished the mixture into the cut, scooped and boiled bell peppers. Topped it with cheese and baked them in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes. What I forgot was the corn for the mixture, and I didn't have an onion, because I forgot it, but the salsa has onion in it, so its all good! But its all good. This recipe is super delicious and easy to make. Total time was about an hour from start to finish! Great Recipe Rhonda!

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