Friday, February 27, 2015
Southwestern Stuffed Peppers
preparation : 10 minutes
cooking : 80 minutes
1 cup long-grain white rice
1 tablespoon olive oil
6 scallions, thinly sliced, white and green parts separated
1/2 pound ground beef chuck
1 cup frozen corn
1 4.5-ounce can chopped green chilies
1 teaspoon ground cumin
4 ounces Monterey Jack, grated (1 cup)
kosher salt and black pepper
4 large bell peppers, halved lengthwise, ribs and seeds removed
1/2 cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt
salsa, for serving
1.Heat oven to 375° F. Cook the rice according to the package directions.
2.Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the scallion whites and beef and cook, breaking the beef up with a spoon, until no longer pink, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the corn, chilies, cumin, cooked rice, ½ cup of the Monterey Jack, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon black pepper.
3.Arrange the bell peppers, cut-side up, in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish or pan. Divide the beef mixture among the bell peppers, add ½ cup water to the dish, tightly cover the dish with foil, and bake until the bell peppers are soft, 30 to 40 minutes. Uncover, sprinkle with the remaining ½ cup of Monterey Jack, and bake until browned, 5 to 7 minutes more.
4.In a small bowl, whisk together the yogurt and ¼ cup water. Drizzle over the bell peppers and top with the salsa and scallion greens.