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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.
time
prep:
10 min
total:
1 hr 10 min
servings
total:
2 servings
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What You Need

1
lb.  ground beef
1
 onion, chopped
3
Tbsp.  (about 1/2 of 1-1/4-oz. pkg.) TACO BELL® Taco Seasoning Mix
1-1/4
cups  water, divided
1
small  tomato, chopped
1/2
cup  instant white rice, uncooked
2
large  red peppers
1/4
cup  TACO BELL® Thick & Chunky Medium Salsa
3/4
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

Healthy Living
Save 100 calories and 12 grams of fat, including 6 grams of saturated fat, per serving by preparing with extra-lean ground beef and KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Cheddar Cheese.
Creative Leftovers
Reheat leftover meat mixture, then use to make your favorite tacos, tostadas or nachos.
Special Extra
Garnish with 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro before serving.
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