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Colorful Stuffed Peppers

 Colorful Stuffed Peppers
You're sure to enjoy this tasty twist on traditional stuffed peppers. Crisp-tender pepper cups hold a colorful filling that gets south-of-the-border flavor from salsa and cumin. They're fast to assemble using convenience items such as instant rice and frozen corn. -Angie Dierikx, State Center, Iowa
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup uncooked Minute® White Rice
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 4 medium green peppers, halved lengthwise
  • Sliced canned jalapeno peppers, optional

Directions

  • Crumble beef into a 2-qt. microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on
  • high for 1-1/2 minutes; stir. Cook on high 30-60 minutes longer or
  • until the meat is no longer pink; drain.
  • Stir in salsa, corn, water, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper. Cover
  • and microwave on high for 2 minutes or until mixture bubbles around
  • the edges. Stir in rice and 1/2 cup cheese. Cover and let stand for
  • 5 minutes; stir.
  • Spoon 1/2 cup into each pepper half. Place on a 12-in. round
  • microwave-safe plate. Cover loosely and cook on high for 6-8 minutes
  • or until peppers are tender, rotating a half turn once. Cover and

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Colorful Stuffed Peppers (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • let stand for 4 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; top with
  • jalapenos if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 433 calories, 19 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 1,400 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 29 g protein.