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Stuffed with any easy-to-make Southwestern-style filling, these jack o'lantern stuffed peppers are a delicious Halloween dish!
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 6-8
  • 6-8 orange bell peppers
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 2 cans (10oz) RO*TELĀ® Original Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 2 C cooked rice
  • 1-2 C shredded pepper jack cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large skillet, brown ground beef.
  3. Once the beef is cooked through, add the RO*TEL, black beans, and cooked rice. Simmer on medium heat for 5-10 minutes. Near the end of the simmer time, stir in cheese.
  4. While the mixture simmers, prepare the bell peppers. Cut the tops off (set aside to reuse) and remove the seeds & white tissue inside. Using a very small paring knife, carve each pepper to look like a jack o'lantern.
  5. Place cut peppers inside a large baking dish and completely fill each pepper with the mixture. Top each pepper with more cheese if desired and then place the pepper top back on top (to complete the pumpkin look)
  6. Place in oven and bake for approximately 10-15 minutes (just until the peppers are cooked some, but still firm. You don't want mush)!
  7. Serve warm and enjoy!
You can substitute any other cheese you like for the pepper jack. Cheddar would be a great option for the orange color.
Recipe by Mom Endeavors at https://www.momendeavors.com/jack-olantern-stuffed-peppers/