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Mexican Stuffed Peppers

Rated as 4.68 out of 5 Stars

"A new twist to stuffed peppers!"
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1 h 15 m servings 862 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Stir 3/4 cup water and taco seasoning into ground beef; simmer until water has evaporated, about 5 minutes.
  3. Heat vegetable oil in a separate skillet over medium heat; cook and stir rice in the hot oil until fragrant and golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add 1 cup water, salsa, onion, and garlic; bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover skillet, and simmer until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Stir ground beef mixture into rice mixture.
  4. Spoon a layer of ground beef-rice mixture into each bell pepper; top with a layer of Mexican cheese and a layer of nacho cheese-flavored tortilla chips. Repeat layering ingredients into bell peppers, ending with a Mexican cheese layer. Arrange stuffed peppers in a 9x9-inch baking dish.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until bell peppers are tender and cheese is lightly browned, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 862 calories; 46.7 g fat; 80 g carbohydrates; 30.6 g protein; 85 mg cholesterol; 1492 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Fabulous! And so easy. I sprayed my peppers with cooking spray, added salt and pepper, and stuck them in the oven while I did the rest of my prep so they would be soft. I cooked the rice in a ...

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Tasty but could have used more moisture. I would add some tomato juice or something to the meat mixture next time. I would also cook them for at least 40 minutes instead of 30.

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Fabulous! And so easy. I sprayed my peppers with cooking spray, added salt and pepper, and stuck them in the oven while I did the rest of my prep so they would be soft. I cooked the rice in a ...

Made this last nite, my family liked it with the red peppers, the only thing that was not liked was the doritos, they became soggy when you put the peppers in the oven to finish cooking..

These were EXCELLENT! Of course, my kids fussed and wouldn't eat the pepper (not a shocker), but they don't count in terms of reviews. They don't like anything that's not processed and/or unhe...

I subbed turkey for the beef, for less fat. I switched the green peppers with red peppers... I found that a lot of people who don't like green can enjoy the sweetness of a red. Also, my cooking ...

I made this for dinner tonight and it was excellent. I used red bell peppers and cooked the meat along with the onions and garlic. I put tomato sauce on the bottom of my baking pan so instead of...

Delicious!! My husband loves anything Mexican and these turned out perfect. I followed the recipe with some additions from other reviews. I did pre bake the peppers but we used Anaheim peppers. ...

I made this tonight and my husband and I like it and I will make it again.

I loved this recipe it was very easy to tweak to our liking. I made it as listed but will change a few items next time for a change. Thanks to all the other reviews for the hints.

I used red and orange peppers. Didn't have Mexican cheese so substituted sharp cheddar. Also swapped brown rice for white rice. Turned out great!