I am the first to admit I need quick weeknight family meals! This one takes 30 min. Serves 4. Is so flavorful and satisfying. Once you’ve made this two or three times you’ll be on autopilot and it’ll be a super easy go-to for you and your family! I switch this up from my “fiesta” filling and sometimes go Italian and stuff with rice, zucchini, Italian sausage or beef, tomatoes, garlic and mozzarella. So this concept can score you a couple quick weeknight options.
Fiesta Stuffed Green Peppers
2 cups rice (Tip: save time and buy a bag of Spanish or taco rice that cooks stovetop in 8 min, make per package directions)
4 green peppers ( cut tops in a round remove and de-seed)
1 TB extra virgin olive oil
1 red onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 can corn
1/2 can black beans
1/2 cup salsa
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (pepper jack would be good here too for those who like spicy)
Top with sour cream
Fill a stockpot with water and bring to a boil. Par-boil the cleaned green peppers. About 10 min. While that’s boiling, in a saucepan cook rice per package directions and set aside.
In a sauté pan add olive oil and sauté chopped onion. After 4 min on medium high heat add in garlic, black beans, corn and some salt and pepper. You can make it a little spicy at this point if you’d like with adding a few pinches of chili powder and cayenne pepper if desired. Drain peppers and start to layer each pepper. First start with spooning in some rice, then the bean and corn mixture then salsa. Repeat once more and then top with shredded cheese and bake at 375* for 12 min. Sour cream on top is optional.