Spicy Chorizo-Stuffed Peppers

Spicy Chorizo-Stuffed Peppers

Add some spice to classic stuffed peppers with this Mexican-inspired filling. You'll need only 15 minutes to get them in the oven.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

1:00

Hr:Mins

Makes

8

servings

1 1/3
cups water
2/3
cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice
2
smoked chorizo sausage links (3 oz each), diced (1 1/4 cups)
1
can (15 oz) Progresso® black beans, drained, rinsed
1
can (14.5 oz) fire-roasted tomatoes with chipotle peppers, undrained
1 1/2
cups shredded Mexican cheese blend (6 oz)
4
medium red or green bell peppers or 2 of each, cut in half lengthwise, seeds and membranes removed
4
medium green onions, chopped (1/4 cup)
  1. In 2-quart saucepan, heat water to boiling over medium-high heat. Stir in rice. Reduce heat to low. Cover; simmer 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.
  2. Heat oven to 375┬░F. In medium bowl, mix sausage, beans, tomatoes, 1 cup of the cheese and the cooked rice. Place pepper halves, cut sides up, in ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish. Spoon about 2/3 cup rice mixture in each pepper half, mounding as necessary.
  3. Cover tightly with foil; bake 35 to 40 minutes or until peppers are crisp-tender and filling is thoroughly heated. Uncover; sprinkle tops of peppers with remaining 1/2 cup cheese and the onions. Bake uncovered 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
Makes 8 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Diced tomatoes with green chiles or plain fire-roasted tomatoes can be substituted for the fire-roasted tomatoes with chipotle peppers.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 340
    • (Calories from Fat 140),
  • Total Fat 15g
    • (Saturated Fat 7g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 40mg;
  • Sodium 540mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 34g
    • (Dietary Fiber 7g,
    • Sugars 5g),
  • Protein 17g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.