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Mexican Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Mexican Stuffed Peppers Recipe

“This nutritious yet economical summer meal makes the most of my home-grown peppers. I like to top it with sour cream and serve with tortilla chips and salsa, but it’s wonderful on its own, too.” —Kimberly Coleman, Columbia, South Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 medium green peppers
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
  • 1 envelope (5.4 ounces) Mexican-style rice and pasta mix
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 375°. Cut and discard tops from peppers; remove seeds. In a 6-qt. stockpot, cook peppers in boiling water until crisp-tender, 3-5 minutes. Drain and rinse in cold water.
  • 2. In a large skillet, cook and crumble beef over medium heat until no longer pink, 5-7 minutes; drain. Stir in tomatoes, rice mix and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until liquid is absorbed, 6-8 minutes.
  • 3. Place peppers in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Place 1/3 cup beef mixture in each pepper; sprinkle each with 2 tablespoons cheese. Top with remaining rice mixture. Bake, covered, 25 minutes.
  • 4. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, until cheese is melted and peppers are tender, 5-10 minutes. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 301 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 797mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 20g protein.

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Ewankowich User ID: 885696 109846
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2014

"DeLummox, don't give a recipe one star because you can't follow the directions! You cook the rice and pasta in with the beef after you brown and drain it. This sounds delicious, can't wait to try it!"

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DeLummox User ID: 7667124 130185
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2014

"When do you insert the beef mixture into the pepper??"

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voodoowitch User ID: 635464 191787
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2013

"Eating this right now. Very good. I added some onion when I browned the burger and used Knorr Fiesta Sides Mexican rice. Has a nice spice to it. I think next time I might add a can of diced chili's since we like things pretty spicy."

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shirleygmills User ID: 5012687 179014
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2012

"This is my favorite way to make stuffed peppers! I have used different brands of rice mix, including Rice-a-Roni. You could even use different flavors, ie. beef or chicken, if you wish."

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itsazoohere User ID: 1916394 109844
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2012

"Made this last night - the whole family loved it. Used left over brown rice & taco seasoning instead of rice/pasta mix, omitted the water & added chopped mushrooms, corn & mixed veggies. Used Orange Bell Peppers as they were on sale."

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JKcooks User ID: 4861957 112232
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2012

"Made this last night with some leftover spanish rice.I added about 2 tbs.of black bean and corn salsa and some taco meat.Fabulous!! I will be making this again and again. Also served a salad with more of the taco meat and salsa with gr.onion,tomato and santa fe tortilla strips."

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mlb71 User ID: 4112103 122510
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2011

"Very good and easy.....Will make again,next time I will do it in a casserole dish....."

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Sookie45 User ID: 6001992 179012
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2011

"It was good. Think I prefer it without cheese. My husband loved it. So I would make it for him."

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barbjstew User ID: 644506 188715
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2011

"Excellent! I just made stuffed peppers a couple of days ago, but had to make them again when I saw this recipe. For those that find that green peppers may be bitter, blanch them before you stuff them."

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bonnieg22 User ID: 2788507 174591
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2011

"Rice-A-Roni® Mexican Style flavor! It blends rice and pasta with tomatoes, green chili peppers, red bell pepper and paprika."

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ardeyoung User ID: 1892546 122509
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2011

"Made this recipe with red bell peppers instead of green because we find that green peppers can be somewhat bitter. Excellent recipe!"

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lizardstew User ID: 5087893 189726
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2010

"This was DE-Lish! I'd make this again in a heartbeat!"

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brownrexx User ID: 1161327 179011
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2010

"I don't like recipes that use mixes because eventually they are discontinued. This one is really good as long as the mix is available."

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phylagain User ID: 123746 130184
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2010

"Safedepo, my mom picked up a similar item from Knorr's brand."

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phylagain User ID: 123746 174171
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2010

"This was an amazing flavored recipe! Mom didn't want 'stuffed peppers', so she bought one green pepper, sliced it up into large pieces for flavor, and baked it in a casserole dish. We spooned it into tortillas when it was ready. YUMMY!"

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safedepo User ID: 1060732 211853
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2010

"I would love to rate this receipe if I could find a package of Mexican Style Rice & pasta Mix. Where can I purchase it in Texas?"

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