Most XLNT Stuffed Peppers

Sharron Boerum


My take on stuffed peppers with a flavorful tamale filling, salsa and cheese.

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45 Min
30 Min


bell peppers
1 pkg
xlnt tamales (6 pack in a bag)
1 jar(s)
salsa or picante sauce
8 oz
cheddar cheese, shredded


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1Line 9x13 pan with foil or spray with nonstick spray.

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2Wash peppers. Slice in half and take out core with seeds.

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3Parboil in boiling water for 5 minutes. Remove with tongs and drain til cool enough to handle.

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4Unwrap each tamale and break into large chunks into bowl.

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5Place peppers halves in pan, cut side up, and stuff lightly with broken up tamales, using spoon to push into nooks and crannies.

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6Using large serving spoon, scoop heaping spoonful of salsa on top of tamale-stuffed pepper halves.

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7Grab a handful of shredded cheese and place on top.

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8Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes.

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9Serves 4 to 8 people, depending on whether someone wants 1 or 2 halves.
Note - I used only 3 peppers because one had gone bad, but there is enough tamale filling for 4 (8 halves)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Mexican