Chorizo Stuffed Bell Peppers


Bell peppers are stuffed with a spicy blend of chorizo, onions, garlic, fresh herbs, Worcestershire, three kinds of cheese, and rice. If you have a taste for spice, you'll love them. Don't let the number of ingredients scare you!

close up view of Chorizo Stuffed Bell Peppers in a glass baking dish
Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
6 servings


  • 6 bell peppers, tops cut off and seeded

  • 1 pound chorizo sausage

  • 1 stalk celery, minced

  • 1 carrot, minced

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • chopped fresh parsley

  • chopped fresh basil

  • ½ cup uncooked long grain rice

  • ½ cup water

  • cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

  • cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • cup shredded Mozzarella Cheese

  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can tomato soup


  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Place peppers in boiling water, and cook 5 minutes. Remove, and set aside to cool.

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

  3. In a large skillet, cook chorizo until almost brown. Drain fat. Stir in celery, carrots, onions, and garlic. Cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, parsley, basil, rice, and water. Cover, and simmer until rice is cooked, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat, and mix in Monterey Jack, Cheddar, and Mozzarella cheeses.

  4. Place peppers upright on a baking sheet. Stuff each pepper with the chorizo mixture. Sprinkle extra cheese on top.

  5. In a small bowl, combine tomato soup with just enough water to give the soup the consistency of gravy. Pour generously over peppers. Cover with foil.

  6. Bake in preheated oven about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

559 Calories
35g Fat
34g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 559
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 45%
Saturated Fat 14g 72%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 1478mg 64%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 147mg 737%
Calcium 246mg 19%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 984mg 21%

* 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.

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