[Recipe] Delicious Stuffed Peppers

Mexican food is my favorite. I crave it all the time, especially when I’m pregnant :).

My sister-in-law gave me this recipe for stuffed green peppers. It’s easy, quick and tastes great; plus, you can add whatever you want to it.

Stuffed green peppers with spicy chorizo, rice and beans topped with Mexican cheese is a simple dish to make that satisfies that Mexican craving.

Stuffed Peppers

Serves 6

Ingredients:

  • 6 green bell peppers
  • 1 can of re-fried beans (try Restaurant Style Re-Fried Beans recipe)
  • 1 package beef chorizo
  • 1 package Queso Fresco Mexican cheese
  • 3 cups cooked rice

Instructions:

  1. Broil peppers until slightly blistered.
  2. Cut peppers in half and take out seeds and stems.
  3. Cook chorizo on medium heat until done.
  4. Add re-fried beans and heat through.
  5. Combine rice with meat and beans.
  6. Mix in half of the cheese.
  7. Place mixture into pepper halves.
  8. Top with the remaining cheese.
  9. Bake at 375 degrees F until cheese is melted. Enjoy!

Packed Full of Flavor

Chorizo is what makes this dish ‘pop.’ It is, essentially, the fastest way to make something taste Mexican.

Chorizo is pre-spiced for you. Just mix it in and it’s instant Mexican without worrying about the spices becoming too Italian (as mine usually does when I attempt home-made culture-inspired spicing).

Beans, rice, Chorizo, pepper, Mexican cheese… I think that basically spells Mexican.

Simple to Make

  • Step 1: Prep peppers
  • Step 2: Get insides ready
  • Step 3: Put together and bake

Not much to it.

This is a recipe simple enough that I’m able to convince my husband to do it when I’m a little pre-occupied with a toddler or 2 because, “It’s really simple.”

The only part to watch out for is the peppers being broiled. Leave them burning too long and you will regret the entire idea of this meal. Done right, it’s as simple as making a boxed cake.

Few Ingredients

This recipe is boiled down to the key ingredients needed to classify it as a stuffed pepper meal. There isn’t any more than that.

The good news is it tastes great with just these few ingredients. The better news, you have free-reign to tailor this meal to whatever you wish.

My husband would like almost everything with some kick (including his eggs and if he could with good conscience, cold cereal). There is great opportunity to spice one of these peppers, or all of these peppers to your liking.

Typical additions include:done-stuffed-peppers

  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Diced chilies
  • Tomatoes
  • Tomato sauce/paste
  • Mushrooms
  • And a host of varying chopped vegetables

The Wrap Up

If you ever crave Mexican food as often as I do, these stuffed peppers are easy-to-make and sure to satisfy.

Follow a couple steps to put together four ingredients that make a deliciously flavorful dish and enjoy!

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