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mexican style stuffed peppers

a recipe by
Penny Price
Kalamazoo, MI

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serves 2
prep time 20 Min
cook time 50 Min
method Convection Oven

Ingredients For mexican style stuffed peppers

  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1
    onion, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp
    taco seasoning mix
  • 1 1/4 c
    water, divided
  • 1
    small tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    instant white rice, uncooked
  • 2
    large red peppers
  • 1/4 c
    medium salsa
  • 3/4 c
    shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided

How To Make mexican style stuffed peppers

  • 1
    Heat oven to 400ºF.
  • 2
    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.
  • 3
    Remove half the meat mixture; cool, then refrigerate or freeze for another use.
  • 4
    Stir 1/2 cup of the remaining water into remaining seasoned meat in skillet. Add tomatoes; mix well. Bring to boil.
  • 5
    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.
  • 6
    Stand peppers in baking dish.
  • 7
    Add 1/2 cup cheese to meat mixture; stir. Spoon into peppers; top with remaining cheese. Cover.
  • 8
    Bake 35 to 40 min. or until peppers are tender. Serve with sauce from baking dish.

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