July 5, 2012

Easy Weeknight Dinner: Mexican Stuffed Bell Peppers

One of our favorite dinners is stuffed bell peppers. My mom gave me this recipe; It was a family favorite when I was growing up. Its super easy and good. Usually stuffed bell peppers are an italian-type dish, but my mom puts a mexican spin on them. I hadn't made them in a while, so I decided to whip some up last week. Here's the recipe
1 lb lean ground beef
4 bell peppers, washed, seeded and cut in half lenth-wise
1 can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 package taco seasoning
1 can tomato sauce
Shredded cheese (I use cheddar or mexican blend)
Preheat oven to 350
Boil bell peppers until tender
Cook and drain beef.
Add taco seasoning and tomato sauce, simmer until good consistency, add pinto beans.
Place bell peppers in a 9X13 glass baking dish
Spoon mixture into bell peppers, and top with cheese
Bake until cheese is melted, about 5-10 min.
Serve with rice, salad, or cornbread muffins. We also added some taco sauce on top this time, and it was really good. 
Simple and delicious weeknight dinner!


Christina said...

That looks so yummy! I am totally going to try to make it. Thanks for the new recipe. :-)

Brenden said...

Let me know how you like it!!!