I admit, when I was a kid, stuffed peppers were not something I ever wanted to see on the dinner table. But now that my tastes have matured, I love them! There are so many varieties of filling you can use to stuff bell peppers, but this slightly spicy, southwest version is our family’s favorite. This does make a lot of filling. If you’re only using 4 peppers, you might need to freeze half of the filling for another time, or use it the next day for burritos.
You can, of course, change the ground beef for ground turkey, or use green peppers in place of red. You could even skip the meat and add more rice for a vegetarian version. Just a note: if you like a really soft pepper, you might want to cook your peppers for 15 minutes or so before you stuff them. I like a crisp pepper, so I stuff mine uncooked and keep things on the shorter end of the cooking time.
Who Dished It Up First: This is an original recipe.