Rating: 4.6 stars
264 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 188
  • 4 star values: 56
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3

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!

Recipe Summary test

prep:
40 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • Bake in preheated oven about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

559 calories; protein 27.6g; carbohydrates 33.9g; fat 35.4g; cholesterol 82.8mg; sodium 1477.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (189)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2006
Absolutely fantastic! I did a few things differently though. One, in order to make it spicy I minced two green Serrano peppers and added it in with the other herbs. This is pretty spicy so if you want some spice but not a lot, I'd only put in one. Second, I accidentally grabbed fresh cilantro at the store instead of basil. I added half of the bushel and it was fabulous. Lastly, when I cut off the tops of the bell peppers, I trimmed them up and and diced up the excess and added that in with the veggies also. I don't usually try new recipes unless they've had a lot of high ratings but the combination on herbs, spices and meat sounded so wonderful and I was NOT disappointed. You will love this recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/28/2007
These were ok but as written I thought the filling was very thin and pretty bland. I added more seasoning - cayenne pepper garlic powder lots and lots of freshly ground pepper - which improved the flavor but I wish I had used ground beef along with the chorizo for more flavor and to improve the texture. Some tomato paste wouldn't have hurt either. Read More
(26)
264 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 188
  • 4 star values: 56
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2006
Absolutely fantastic! I did a few things differently though. One, in order to make it spicy I minced two green Serrano peppers and added it in with the other herbs. This is pretty spicy so if you want some spice but not a lot, I'd only put in one. Second, I accidentally grabbed fresh cilantro at the store instead of basil. I added half of the bushel and it was fabulous. Lastly, when I cut off the tops of the bell peppers, I trimmed them up and and diced up the excess and added that in with the veggies also. I don't usually try new recipes unless they've had a lot of high ratings but the combination on herbs, spices and meat sounded so wonderful and I was NOT disappointed. You will love this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2006
Excellent! When stuffing peppers, I cut the green stem just even with the pepper, then cut off the bottom of the pepper for the opening - they stand up better when baking. Of course, they still must be cleaned out. I used red,yellow and orange peppers for stuffing and the taste was just wonderful. Next time, I'll use green peppers as I believe it will taste just as good, and be a prettier presentation. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2007
Wow! Truly amazing! I used red bell peppers and different cheeses and it came out looking smelling and tasting wonderful. I didn't see what the tomato sauce poured over it would do other than spread out in a thin layer at the bottom of the baking dish so I gave that a miss. Also accidentaly cooked the rice seperately before adding it to the sauce (also used a bit more than called for) but it worked fine. I would definitely not cut down on the amount of cheese added to the mixture as it gives it a great texture and of course flavour. You can play around with this dish using different kinds of cheese. Will definitely make it again. It's so good I actually want to make this for company! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/27/2007
These were ok but as written I thought the filling was very thin and pretty bland. I added more seasoning - cayenne pepper garlic powder lots and lots of freshly ground pepper - which improved the flavor but I wish I had used ground beef along with the chorizo for more flavor and to improve the texture. Some tomato paste wouldn't have hurt either. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/23/2006
I can't give this 5 because I didn't stick to it fully. However, it was an excellent starting point. Beware when buying chorizo... if you don't have access to a mexican buthcher shop that makes it's own, buy the best quality stick chorizo you can find. Make sure it looks more like sausage and less like ground to a pulp...something! Those ground tubes cook up to highly salted mush and are over 1/2 grease! I had already make a gulf coast style rice so I mixed that in with the cooked chorizo, carrots and tomato. Since my rice was already seasoned with garlic & onion, I didn't add more. Mixed in a heaping handful of Chuhuahua cheese instead of the mix suggested. Very delicious! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2009
These were very good. My husband and kids loved them...I made them with homemade chorizo which I highly reccomend I use Anne's homemade chorizo from this site its simple and quick to make. Instead of mixing the cheese in with the filling I spooned some filling into the pepper put in a layer of cheese spooned in more filling and topped with cheese that way it had a nice cheesy center. The only thing I will do differently next time is cook the rice first and stir it in when the meat mixture is done....Thank you for such a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/12/2006
I modified this recipe quite a bit; I used ground beef instead of the chorizo and made a batch of mexican rice instead of plain rice and added it to the mixture using the rest of the ingredients in recipe and it turned out GREAT! Even had leftover filling that I made chili rellanos with the next night. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2009
Used ground beef and added some chili powder cumin and cayenne pepper. My husband and coworkers loved them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2012
Really good. The grocery store was running short on green bell peppers. Red peppers work well too. Read More
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