Stuffed Peppers Again!

Taco night without the tortilla

Taco night without the tortilla

What can we say, but there are almost as many ways to stuff a pepper as there are to stuff a chicken.

This recipe took advantage of many leftover ingredients from an earlier taco night but nothing says you cannot make all the parts from scratch. Or wait for peppers to go on sale and have tacos the night before. Queso fresco is a simple Mexican cheese much like feta mixed with mozzarella. It can be substituted with any good white melting cheese.

Taco Stuffed Red Peppers

  • 1 1/2 cups saffron rice
  • 1 1/2 cups drunken pinto beans
  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup onion diced fine
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp dried cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 cup beef stock
  • Shredded queso fresco
  • Salt/pepper
  • 3-4 large red bell peppers

In a large frying pan saute the onion in oil over medium heat until it begins to brown. Add meat and brown breaking up any large clumps. Add stock, chili powder, cayenne and cilantro and cook until thick. Mix meat with rice and beans. Slice each pepper in half lengthwise. Scoop out seeds but leave stem intact. Spoon equal amounts of filling into each pepper half. Grease a baking dish large enough to hold all pepper halves in 1 layer. Place peppers in dish, cover with cheese and bake in an oven at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Sprinkle cheese on top and cook until it begins to brown, about 10 more minutes. Serve hot with chopped avocado and salsa.

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9 Responses to Stuffed Peppers Again!

  1. Hey that is a great idea. I will call this taco night and my teenagers will be all ready and then whammo… mom where are the tortillas. But seriously a even without the tortilla a yummy meal.

  2. ChgoJohn says:

    BAM’s right. This is a great idea. I rarely make tacos because it usually means I’ll have too many leftovers to deal with. Now, a taco dinner becomes a two-fer. Thanks!

  3. I love stuffed peppers and I love Mexican food, so these sound like perfection to me ;)

  4. Eva Taylor says:

    What a beautiful meal, I do love these dinners that reinvent leftovers. They would be perfect tonight as we’re expecting another 10-20cm of the white stuff!

  5. Purely.. Kay says:

    I haven’t had stuffed peppers in such a long time. I would love to make your version.. it looks absolutely delish!

  6. Karen says:

    I’m always creating new dishes from leftovers…this sounds terrific.

  7. Amanda says:

    I’m strange and I don’t like peppers (well I’m working on it), but my boyfriend would love this! He’s trying to eat less carbs and I think I’ll have to surprise him with this!

  8. egg me on says:

    Don’t think of it as repeating a recipe — but evolving it. Looks great. And since I’m currently (trying to be) bread and tortilla-free, this is a great alternative for taco night.

  9. lol…who’ll ever get sick of your stuffed peppers recipes? I love each and every one of them! :)

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