Southwestern Stuffed Peppers
BellaFina™ peppers may be used to create a wide variety of recipes, from appetizers to main dishes. BellaFina™ peppers are often used in salads, vegetables trays with or without dip, cooked in stews and sauces and stuffed with meat, cheese and grains.
4 Bella Fina peppers, any color
3/4 cup instant brown rice
1 cup chunky-style mild salsa
1/2 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained (optional)
1/2 cup frozen corn
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 slices Sargento® Deli Style Sliced Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
Makes 4 servings.
Cut peppers in half remove seeds. Place in a shallow baking dish, cut-side down. Bake in preheated 425°F oven 15 minutes or until skins begin to bubble and peppers are just tender.
Boil 3/4 cups water in a medium-sized saucepan. Stir in rice return to boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer 5 minutes. Stir in salsa, beans and corn, and mix lightly. Add chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper.
Fill baked peppers with rice mixture cover with foil. Bake in preheated 400°F oven for 15 minutes.
Uncover and top with cheese slices. Continue baking 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and filling is hot. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro.