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Spicy Chorizo-Stuffed Peppers

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  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 8
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Add some spice to classic stuffed peppers with this Mexican-inspired filling. You'll need only 15 minutes to get them in the oven.

Ingredients

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)

Directions

  • 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.

Expert Tips

Diced tomatoes with green chiles or plain fire-roasted tomatoes can be substituted for the fire-roasted tomatoes with chipotle peppers.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
Calories from Fat
140
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
24%
Saturated Fat
7g
36%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
40mg
14%
Sodium
540mg
22%
Total Carbohydrate
34g
11%
Dietary Fiber
7g
30%
Sugars
5g
Protein
17g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
45%
45%
Vitamin C
70%
70%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
15%
15%
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 Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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