Mexican Style Stuffed Peppers
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.