Stuffed with any easy-to-make Southwestern-style filling, these jack o'lantern stuffed peppers are a delicious Halloween dish!
Author: Sara @ Mom Endeavors
6-8orange bell peppers
1lblean ground beef
2cans10oz RO*TEL® Original Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies
1can black beansdrained
1-2Cshredded pepper jack cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large skillet, brown ground beef.
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.
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.
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)
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)!
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.
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