Mexican Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients:
  • 3 bell peppers, halved and deveined
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic (about 4 cloves)
  • 1 pound lean ground meat (beef, chicken, turkey or vegetarian)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 cup cooked rice (white, brown or cauliflower rice)
  • 1/2 cup whole kernel corn, canned or frozen
  • 1 plum tomato, diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro, plus more for serving
  • 6 tablespoons shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Prep time:
  • 5 minutes
Serves:
  • 6 units

Mexican Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients:
  • 3 bell peppers, halved and deveined
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic (about 4 cloves)
  • 1 pound lean ground meat (beef, chicken, turkey or vegetarian)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 cup cooked rice (white, brown or cauliflower rice)
  • 1/2 cup whole kernel corn, canned or frozen
  • 1 plum tomato, diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro, plus more for serving
  • 6 tablespoons shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Prep time:
  • 5 minutes
Serves:
  • 6 Units
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Place bell peppers cut side down in a large 3-quart baking dish and bake in oven for 10 minutes.
  • While peppers are baking, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and garlic. Saute for about 30 seconds until garlic is fragrant.
  • Add ground meat, cumin, oregano, salt, chipotle powder and chili powder. Mix in, breaking up the meat with a spatula, and cook for about 8-10 minutes until meat is browned and fully cooked.
  • Remove skillet from heat. Mix in rice, corn, diced tomatoes and chopped cilantro.
  • Remove peppers from the oven and turn them over, cut side up. Spoon meat mixture evenly into peppers and top each with 1 tablespoon of shredded cheese. and bake in oven for 15 minutes.
  • Bake uncovered for 15 minutes, until cheese is melted.
  • Remove from oven and serve with chopped cilantro and sour cream, if desired.
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