This is easily made vegetarian or vegan by substituting Morningstar Farms Veggie Crumbles for the beef & using soy cheese. Feel free to edit the spices to your own taste. Sometimes a dash of red pepper is nice. ;) I made this up & Mom wants it on paper for her Cardiac Rehab Cookbook & Wilderness Advanced Life Support course menu. Here ya go, Mom!!
Saute onion & garlic in oil over medium heat until softened.
2Boil rice in salted water until just soft. Drain.
3Halve peppers & remove seeds. Place in 9x13" baking dish, insides up.
4In a large bowl, combine well the cooked ground beef (or defrosted soy crumbles), sauteed onions & garlic, cooked rice, rinsed & drained black beans, undrained can of diced tomatoes, oregano, salt, cumin, pepper & jalapenos, if using.
5Pour 'filling' mixture over peppers, top with cheese & bake until hot & bubbly, about 30 minutes. Enjoy!