Beef and Cheese Stuffed Mini Peppers

Posted at 12:25 PM, Feb 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-01 14:25:10-05

6 Anaheim peppers
6  jalapeno peppers
1 lb. ground beef
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 cup prepared salsa
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1 cup cheddar cheese, finely shredded
1 cup mozzarella cheese, finely shredded
Salt and Pepper, to taste

Topping Suggestions:
Additional prepared salsa
Sour cream
Black olive slices
Chopped green onions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Slice each pepper in half; remove the ribs and seeds. Spray a large baking sheet with non-stick spray. Place the peppers cut-side up on the large baking sheet.

In a large skillet up to medium high heat. Add the beef and season with chili powder, paprika, onion and garlic powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Cook, breaking up the beef, until browned. Add the salsa, cilantro and half the cheese.

Fill each pepper with the ground beef mixture. Cover baking sheet with foil. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Remove the foil. Sprinkle the peppers with the remaining cup of cheese. Bake another 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

Garnish with desired toppings. Serve immediately.

Sponsor: UT Beef Council