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Bell Pepper Rajas

Bell Pepper Rajas
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 8 min
  • Servings 6

Top green, red and yellow bell peppers with cheese, olives and crushed red pepper for an appetizer that's bursting with color and flavor. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1/2
green bell pepper, seeded and cut into 6 strips
1/2
red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 6 strips
1/2
yellow bell pepper, seeded and cut into 6 strips
3/4
cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (3 ounces)
2
tablespoons chopped ripe olives
1/4
teaspoon crushed red pepper

Steps

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  • 1
    Cut bell pepper strips crosswise in half. Arrange close together in ungreased broilerproof pie pan, 9x1 1/4 inches, or round pan, 9x2 inches. Sprinkle with cheese, olives and red pepper.
  • 2
    Set oven control to broil. Broil peppers with tops 3 to 4 inches from heat about 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Expert Tips

  • Rajas "strips" usually refers to ribbons of chilies.
  • No need to limit yourself to Monterey Jack cheese. Use any variety you’d like, or use both a yellow and a white cheese for color contrast.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
65
Calories from Fat
45
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5 g
Saturated Fat
3 g
Cholesterol
15 mg
Sodium
115 mg
Potassium
70 mg
Total Carbohydrate
2 g
Dietary Fiber
1 g
Protein
4 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
36%
36%
Vitamin C
56%
56%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Vegetable; 1/2 High-Fat Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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