Mexican Unstuffed Bell Peppers

"This is easily made vegetarian or vegan by substituting Morningstar Farms Veggie Crumbles for the beef & using soy cheese. Feel free to edit the spices to your own taste. Sometimes a dash of red pepper is nice. ;) I made this up & Mom wants it on paper for her Cardiac Rehab Cookbook & Wilderness Advanced Life Support course menu. Her ya go, Mom!!"
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  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Saute onion & garlic in oil over medium heat until softened.
  • Boil rice in salted water until just soft. Drain.
  • Halve peppers & remove seeds. Place in 9x13" baking dish, insides up.
  • In a large bowl, combine well the cooked ground beef (or defrosted soy crumbles), sauteed onions & garlic, cooked rice, rinsed & drained black beans, undrained can of diced tomatoes, oregano, salt, cumin, pepper & jalapenos, if using.
  • Pour 'filling' mixture over peppers, top with cheese & bake until hot & bubbly, about 30 minutes.
  • Enjoy!

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  1. morgainegeiser
    I made these with ground turkey, as I do not eat beef and they turned out very nicely. Also, I cut the amount of cheese way back and we did not miss it as all. We used peppers from the garden and let them be the star of the dish and it turned out great. Made for ZWT8.
  2. Maito
    Really yummy quick meal. I used brown rice, and about 4 times the amount for a complete meal. Also used less salt and cheese for our tastes. I think you could use very little cheese and for maximum impact grate it over as it comes out of the oven.
  3. Kate Cooks
    I have made this twice now and everyone loves it. Both times I used the mini bellpeppers. Instead of pouring over them, I stuck them in the top of the casserole before covering with cheese. This is delicious.
  4. alvinakatz
    I made this using the veggie crumbles and we both liked it. I omited the garlic, as we don't eat it, and used a mix of mild types of peppers. Since they were all sorts of shapes, I cut them into strips. I only used 15 oz of beans, as that's what size my can was. It seemed like a proper amount. I too used slightly less rice. I liked this idea of the baked Mexican mix and will use this concept again.
  5. Dienia B.
    this is soo easy and i just layer her up ,pantry cooking and can use leftovers like i did zaar world tour 8 sorry about stars elves grr



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