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Chipotle Beef-Stuffed Peppers

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Chipotle Beef-Stuffed Peppers
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 10 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 4
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Beautiful bell pepper halves are stuffed with a mixture of rice, ground beef, corn and cheese, intensified with chipotle chiles and salsa.
Updated Mar 5, 2012

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked instant white rice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 lb. lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 1 (11-oz.) can whole kernel corn, red and green peppers, drained
  • 2 chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, chopped (2 tablespoons)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 6 oz. (1 1/2 cups) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 4 medium red and/or green bell peppers
  • 1 cup Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Cook rice in water as directed on package.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in 12-inch nonstick skillet, brown ground beef over medium-high heat until thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Drain. Add corn, chiles and egg; mix well.
  • 3
    Stir in cooked rice and 1 cup of the cheese. Cut bell peppers in half lengthwise; remove seeds and membrane. Place cut side up in ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish. Spoon about 3/4 cup beef mixture into each pepper half, mounding as necessary. Top each with 2 tablespoons salsa. Cover tightly with foil.
  • 4
    Bake at 375°F. for 35 to 40 minutes or until peppers are crisp-tender. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese and the onions. Bake uncovered an additional 5 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Chipotle chiles are simply dried jalapeños. You can purchase them dried in small bags or canned in a rich, spicy adobo sauce. In this recipe, we call for the canned variety to make use of the added flavor of the adobo sauce.
  • tip 2
    Sweet bell peppers are an excellent source of vitamin C and contain fair amounts of vitamin A and other nutrients.

Nutrition Information

595 Calories, 28g Total Fat, 41g Protein, 50g Total Carbohydrate, 9g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
595
Calories from Fat
250
Total Fat
28g
43%
Saturated Fat
13g
65%
Cholesterol
160mg
53%
Sodium
950mg
40%
Total Carbohydrate
50g
17%
Dietary Fiber
5g
20%
Sugars
9g
Protein
41g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
100%
100%
Vitamin C
100%
100%
Calcium
38%
38%
Iron
30%
30%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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