Lauren's Mexican Stuffed Red Bell Peppers

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 40 mins

Stuffed with seasoned ground beef, rice, cheese and eggs. Easier because you skip the blanching required in most recipes. I actually use double the fresh garlic listed below, and it's REALLY yummy. If you're not a garlic fanatic, or aren't overly concerned about meeting up with any vampires soon, feel free to leave it out!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and start the rice cooking (you'll need 2 cups after cooking).
  2. Arrange tomato slices across bottom of large, shallow baking dish; very lightly sprinkle with salt.
  3. Wash bell peppers and cut in half lengthwise; remove seeds. Place halves in baking dish so that each sits on a tomato slice; very lightly sprinkle with salt.
  4. Cook the hamburger over med-high heat with 1 tsp salt, onions and garlic; remove grease; add cumin and chili powder.
  5. Cook the eggs (scrambled).
  6. Combine the cooked eggs, cooked rice, cheese and hamburger mixture; spoon into each bell pepper half. (Optional: add an additional coating of cheese on top).
  7. Refrigerate until ready to bake (within 2 days).
  8. When ready to bake, pour 1/2 cup water into bottom of baking pan (don't pour directly onto tomatoes or bell peppers) and then cover entire pan tightly with aluminum foil.
  9. Bake, covered, at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes, or until heated through and cheese is melted.