Spicy Tri-Color Vegetarian Stuffed Bell Peppers

"These fantastic peppers were the highlight of another rainy afternoon. I used vegetarian mock ground beef but you can use the real thing if you desire!"
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  • Preheat oven to 400°F Heat olive oil in large skillet and then add cumin, garlic and onion; saute until tender. Mix ground burger, corn, spices and 3/4 cup water in; cook on medium heat 5 minutes or until heated through, stirring frequently. If mixture seems dry and sticks to skillet, you can add more water, up to 1/2 cup. Remove from heat. Add prepared rice and 1/2 cup of the cheese and mix thoroughly.
  • Spoon mixture evenly into pepper halves and place in 13x9-inch pan. Pour 1/2 cup water into pan (this will ensure that the peppers are tenderly cooked).
  • Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Uncover. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is evenly melted.

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  1. We made these stuffed peppers for dinner using the Boca crumbles. We liked them. I added extra cheese to my finished pepper as well as salt and pepper. The peppers reheated well for leftovers. Thanks.
  2. Fantastic recipe! We loved these so much that I'm lucky I got a picture of a few of them before they were gone!;) First recipe I've made for PAC and I'm extremely happy. A warning though for those that don't like spicy food, this is a bit spicy. It was perfect for my tastebuds and I wouldn't change it, but if you don't like spicy omit or reduce the cayenne pepper. With some of the leftover vegeburger filler we ate with toast and it seemed less hot out of the pepper. Either way it was rated 10 stars by my entire family and we will be making this often.


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