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southwestern stuffed bell peppers

(1 rating)
Recipe by
vicky hunt
kilmichael, MS

I got this recipe from a newsletter several weeks ago and HAD to try it.. we really enjoyed this meal.. With rolls and a salad,Nuttin better!!

(1 rating)
yield 4 -6
prep time 20 Min
cook time 45 Min

Ingredients For southwestern stuffed bell peppers

  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1/4 c
    chopped onion
  • one pkg
    taco seasoning mix
  • 1
    egg beaten
  • 2 c
    cooked rice
  • 1 can
    diced tomatoes --19 oz
  • 16 oz
    jar salsa
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • sour cream
  • 4-6
    green bell peppers

How To Make southwestern stuffed bell peppers

  • 1
    Combine beef, onion, seasoning mix and egg in a large bowl. Add rice and mix well
  • 2
    Cut peppers in half lengthwise; remove seeds and membrane.
  • 3
    Spread tomatoes on the bottom of an ovenproof 12 X 9 inch baking dish.
  • 4
    The liquid from the tomatoes will reduce during cooking, so add about a cup of water. This also helps make the peppers softer.
  • 5
    Place peppers, cut side up, on top of the tomatoes. Spoon beef mixture into peppers, mounding as necessary. Top each pepper with salsa. Bake in preheated 375F oven for 40-45 minutes or until beef is cooked thoroughly and peppers are soft.
  • 6
    Cover each pepper with cheese and return to oven, under the broiler, until the cheese melts; less than a minute. Serve with sour cream and additional salsa.

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