Mexican Style Stuffed Peppers
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taco seasoning mix
instant white rice, uncooked
shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
Brown meat with onions in skillet on medium heat. Stir in taco seasoning mix and 1/2 cup water. Bring to boil; simmer on low heat 5 min., stirring occasionally.
Remove half the meat mixture; cool, then refrigerate or freeze for another use.
Stir 1/2 cup of the remaining water into remaining seasoned meat in skillet. Add tomatoes; mix well. Bring to boil.
Stir in rice; cover. Remove from heat. Let stand 5 min. Meanwhile, cut tops off peppers; discard tops and seeds. Mix salsa and remaining water in bottom of 9-inch square baking dish.
Stand peppers in baking dish.
Add 1/2 cup cheese to meat mixture; stir. Spoon into peppers; top with remaining cheese. Cover.
Bake 35 to 40 min. or until peppers are tender. Serve with sauce from baking dish.