Fresh bell peppers stuffed with flavorful ground meats and tender rice is a combination that my family would be happy to eat any day of the week. The other day I caught a great sale on bell peppers and couldn’t resist buying several of them, to make Italian Stuffed Bell Peppers. However, once I had the peppers in the kitchen, I wanted to make something different.
We’ve been on a Mexican food kick all week, so I changed up our usual Italian stuffed peppers and created this spicy twist on one of our favorite meals. It was also the perfect use for the rest of the salsa that I already had in the house.
My husband especially loved this dinner; my oldest son and I thought it was delicious as well. The heat in this dish was a bit much for my non-spice loving son and my toddler though. (If you aren’t a fan of spicy heat, I’d recommend skipping the hot yellow pepper. It will still be delicious without it.)
(Recipe originally published 4-2-2012 – notes and photos updated 4-20-2014)