Chorizo-Stuffed Peppers with Green Chile Ranchero Sauce


A zesty alternative to stuffed peppers. Do not cook the sour cream in the sauce, as it will curdle.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs
6 stuffed peppers


  • 1 pound chorizo sausage

  • 5 slices bacon, finely chopped

  • ½ small onion, finely chopped

  • 3 cups cooked brown rice

  • 2 roasted Anaheim chile peppers, peeled and chopped

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can petite diced tomatoes

  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

  • ¼ cup salsa

  • 6 bell peppers, tops and seeds removed

Green Chile Ranchero Sauce:

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can green chile enchilada sauce

  • 1 tablespoon ranch dressing mix

  • (16 ounce) container sour cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir chorizo, bacon, and onion in the hot skillet until the sausage and bacon are completely browned, 7 to 10 minutes. Drain and discard grease. Rinse mixture with hot water to remove as much grease as possible; drain.

  3. Mix the chorizo mixture, rice, chile peppers, diced tomatoes, Monterey Jack cheese, and salsa together in a large bowl.

  4. Arrange bell peppers in a baking dish. Spoon filling into the peppers. Place pepper tops on the stuffed peppers. Cover dish with aluminum foil.

  5. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour. Remove the foil and continue baking until the tops of the pepper and any exposed rice are slightly browned, about 30 minutes more.

  6. Whisk enchilada sauce and ranch dressing mix together in a microwave-safe bowl.

  7. Heat enchilada sauce mixture in microwave oven for 2 minutes.

  8. Whisk sour cream into the enchilada sauce mixture; drizzle over the stuffed peppers.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

953 Calories
48g Fat
92g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 953
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 48g 61%
Saturated Fat 20g 98%
Cholesterol 103mg 34%
Sodium 1952mg 85%
Total Carbohydrate 92g 34%
Dietary Fiber 8g 27%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 37g
Vitamin C 179mg 897%
Calcium 261mg 20%
Iron 6mg 34%
Potassium 1271mg 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.