These are so easy and inexpensive to prepare and they are yummy & filling.
Prepare you peppers by cutting off the tops and remocing seeds and any large ribs as they can be bitter. Pour tomato sauce in bottom of casserole dish and add peppers upright, now they are ready for stuffing.
Cook your ground beed with onion, add taco seasoning, water, cooked rice and salsa.
Fill your peppers with the meat mixture - about half way.
Add remaining meat mixture so that they are heaping full. Bake for about 35 minutes, remove from oven, add more cheese and bake again until cheese is melted.
Spoon some tomato sauce over the peppers before serving or spoon onto plate as i did here in the photo - for a prettier presentation.
Mexican Stuffed Peppers
4-6 green or sweet red pepper
1 pound lean ground beef
1 small onion - chopped
3 cups cooked rice
1cup of salsa
2 cups of tomato sauce
1 package of taco seasoning
1 cup or more of cheese (I use marbled cheddar or mozzarella)
Cut tops off peppers and discard; remove seeds. Add tomatoe sauce to bottom of dish and add peppers standing upright.
Cook the beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; Stir in taco seasoning with one cup of water and continue cooking until thickened. Stir in the rice, and salsa until combined.
Fill peppers half way with meat mixture, add a layer of cheese and top with remaining beef mixture heaping above the peppers. Bake in350 degree oven for about 35 minutes, top with more cheese and bake until cheese is melted.
Spoon tomato sauce from the bottom of the dish, over top of peppers to serve.
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