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Mexican Stuffed Peppers for Two

Mexican Stuffed Peppers for Two recipe
photo by:kraft
No need to head out to your favorite Mexican restaurant to enjoy these stuffed peppers for two. They're quick, tasty and easy to make at home.
30 min
1 hr 10 min
2 servings
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What You Need

lb.  ground beef
 onion, chopped
Tbsp.  (about 1/2 of 1-oz. pkg.) TACO BELL® Taco Seasoning Mix
cups  water, divided
small  tomato, chopped
cup  instant white rice, uncooked
large  red peppers
cup  TACO BELL® Thick & Chunky Medium Salsa
cup  KRAFT Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese, divided

Make It

HEAT oven to 400ºF.

BROWN meat with onions in skillet on medium heat. Stir in taco seasoning mix and 1/2 cup water. Bring to boil; simmer on low heat 5 min., stirring occasionally. Remove half the meat mixture; cool, then refrigerate or freeze for another use.

STIR 1/2 cup of the remaining water into remaining seasoned meat in skillet. Add tomatoes; mix well. Bring to boil. Stir in rice; cover. Remove from heat. Let stand 5 min. Meanwhile, cut tops off peppers; discard tops and seeds. Mix salsa and remaining water in bottom of 9-inch square baking dish. Stand peppers in baking dish.

ADD 1/2 cup cheese to meat mixture; stir. Spoon into peppers; top with remaining cheese. Cover.

BAKE 35 to 40 min. or until peppers are tender. Serve with sauce from baking dish.

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Kraft Kitchens Tips

Prepare using extra-lean ground beef and KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Cheddar Cheese.
Special Extra
Garnish with 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro before serving.
How to Prevent Peppers from Tipping Over in Baking Dish
Use sharp knife to cut a thin slice off bottom of each pepper before standing in baking dish to fill.
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