Presto Mexican Peppers Recipe
- 4 medium green, sweet red, orange and/or yellow peppers
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 cup salsa
- 1-1/2 cups crushed tortilla chips
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
- 1 red chili pepper, seeded and finely chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
- 1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
- Sour cream and additional salsa, optional
- 1. Cut tops off of peppers and remove seeds. In a large bowl, combine the egg, salsa, chips, onion, cilantro, chili pepper, garlic and cumin. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well; spoon into peppers.
- 2. Pour 1-1/2 cups water into pressure cooker. Place peppers on steamer tray in pressure cooker; top with a piece of foil. Close cover securely according to manufacturer’s directions.
- 3. Bring cooker to full pressure over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-high and cook for 10 minutes. (Pressure regulator should maintain a slow steady rocking motion or release of steam; adjust heat if needed.) Remove from the heat; immediately cool according to manufacturer’s directions until pressure is completely reduced.
- 4. Sprinkle peppers with cheese. Serve with sour cream and additional salsa if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
1 stuffed pepper (calculated without sour cream or additional salsa) equals 435 calories, 20 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 136 mg cholesterol, 518 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 30 g protein.
Reviews for Presto Mexican Peppers
"Trying to eat healthier and this definitely fit the bill - healthy and TASTY!!!! I was able to make 5 peppers based on the filling and I substituted ground turkey for lean ground beef. I also did not realize it was a presser cooker recipe, so I place in a greased baking pan and covered with foil and cooked at 400 degrees in the oven for 40-45 min....served with black beans on the side. Will make again!"
"Whole family loved these!! Thanks for sharing!!"
"I WILL make this again. I couldn't find a Red Chili Pepper at the store, so did some cheyenne pepper, paprika, and chili seasoning to take its place."
"These are delicious! I don't have a pressure cooker so I steamed them with a collander and large soup pot for 15 in. I also added black beans and corn. Yummy!"
"What a nice variation to the traditional stuffed pepper recipe! Loved the idea (and taste!) of using crushed tortilla chips in the filler. I don't have a pressure cooker, so I boiled the peppers for 5 minutes, stuffed them with the meat mixture, then baked at 350 for an hour (or until internal temp reaches 160). I topped with mexican cheese and sour cream, and they are WONDERFUL!!!"