Thursday, August 14, 2008

Mexican Stuffed Peppers

The last while I've been buying the small brightly colored bell peppers. . and eating them raw.
They are wonderful, but every now and then, I need to use them up.
Sorry about the lousy pictures. . I was in a wee bit of a hurry and this is it.
If you need an appetizer .. use the little peppers and serve with tortilla chips. .
or use the green bell peppers to have dinner.

Meat Filling

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 cup cooked rice. . . I always use brown
  • 1 small onion chopped fine
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning. . .or more if you like a bit more zip
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsely or cilantro
  • you can add a bit of corn or black beans

  1. Mix together all the filling ingredients.
  2. Fill the peppers which have been either topped and cleaned out. . .or in the case of the mini peppers sliced in half length wise and seeded.
  3. Lay them in a deep casserole for the big green peppers
  4. or lay them in a small gratin dish for appetizer size
Sauce
  • 1 can of tomato soup
  • 1 can of mushroom soup
  • 1 can filled with taco sauce. . .use which ever you prefer
  • 2 cups grated cheddar or mexican blend cheese
Pour this over the peppers and bake at 350 for 45 minutes for the little peppers and 1 hour to an hour and a half for the large peppers.
For the appetizers. . serve with tortilla chips
For the meal size serve with rice .. . and we always have had petite green peas. . because it looks nice on the plate.
I also make this Meat Filling into little meatballs and bake on a cookie sheet until they are nicely browned. Then. . I put them in a 9 X 13 pan and cover with sauce and bake.
This was a family favorite when the boys were still at home.

5 comments:

  1. I love stuffed peppers..oh Lovella your pics are fine! I have green peppers in my garden and that will work okay to I'm thinking.
    is this another dish for your camping trip??

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  2. I haven't made stuffed peppers for a long time. I really like the Mexican twist in this recipe. (I've done them like cabbage rolls) Hopefully the next time is not too far away - I will try this!

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  3. That's a nice twist on stuffed peppers! And I like all things Mexican, so I will try this out for sure.

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  4. Ah yes, how many times haven't we made up a batch of Mexican Meatballs....with the rice and peas. Our girls favorites too and they make them now for their family. Kathy

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  5. Made these yesterday and they are very good! I had a bit of a hard time making meatballs with left over meat mix. They didn't want to hold together - maybe too much corn, but I added some bread crumbs and that helped. Had the stuffed peppers with mashed potatoes and a nectarine spinach salad.

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