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mexican stuffed peppers

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Ofallon, MO

These fun and easy Mexican Stuffed Peppers are filled with seasoned ground beef, sweet onions, garlic, fire roasted tomatoes, and rice all topped with cheddar and pepper jack cheese. For the greater part of my life I have been a huge stuffed pepper fan and this is one of my favorite recipes. For a complete company worthy meal I love to serve these with Beer Bread and Pineapple Margaritas.

yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For mexican stuffed peppers

  • 6
    bell peppers (any color)
  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1 sm
    onion finely chopped
  • 2 clove
    garlic minced
  • 3 Tbsp
    taco seasoning
  • 1 c
  • 1 can
    fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1/2 c
    white rice (uncooked)
  • 3/4 c
    shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 c
    shredded pepper jack cheese
  • chopped cilantro (optional)

How To Make mexican stuffed peppers

  • 1
    Start by cutting off the tops of the peppers and removing the seeds and membranes. Boil the peppers in a large pot of water for about 4-5 minutes. Drain the peppers very well.
  • 2
    In a large skillet over medium heat brown the ground beef. When the ground beef is about halfway browned add the onion and cook until it is soft and the beef is browned. Add the minced garlic and cook for 1 minute stirring constantly. Add the taco seasoning, water, fire roasted tomatoes, and rice. Bring it all to a simmer and then cover and cook until the rice is tender.
  • 3
    Fill the peppers with the ground beef mixture and place in a casserole dish. Then cover and bake for about 40-45 minutes. Spread the tops of the peppers evenly with both cheeses and bake until the cheese is melted. If desired top with chopped cilantro.