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Spicy Beef and Bean Stuffed Peppers Recipe

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Spicy Beef and Bean Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Spicy Beef Stuffed Peppers Recipe

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What better way to use those large, sweet bell peppers than with this easy, and delicious, spicy beef stuffed pepper recipe? The sweetness of the peppers flavors the spicy ground beef used to stuff them, and the result is a colorful combination perfect for a festive meal.

If desired, this stuffed pepper recipe can be made using ground pork, turkey, or chicken. Also, this version for stuffed peppers doesn't call for rice, so it's perfect for low-carb diets.

Makes 6 Spicy Beef Stuffed Peppers

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne, or to taste
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (15-oz) can pinto beans, drained
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 6 large red bell peppers
  • 8 oz Pepper Jack cheese, or regular Jack cheese, shredded

Preparation:

In a large skillet, cook the beef and onions over medium heat, until lightly browned. Drain off excess grease, and add the tomato sauce, corn, chili powder, oregano, cumin, cayenne, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, beans, salt, pepper, and water. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Prep the peppers by slicing off the top 1/2-inch (from the larger stem end) and remove the seeds, and white membranes with a spoon. Place peppers upright in a baking dish (trim bottoms slightly, if necessary, so peppers stand straight).

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spoon the beef mixture into each pepper. Top each stuffed pepper with the cheese. Bake 35 minutes until the peppers are tender, and the cheese is golden brown.

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