Chorizo Stuffed Peppers

CREATIVE MEALS

El Popular Chorizo Stuffed Peppers Recipe
El Popular Chorizo Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Chorizo Stuffed Peppers

Ivy Tech Campus, 2012 Chorizo Contest
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Keyword: Contest, Creative Meals
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Michael T. Paszkiet

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 oz) Tomato Sauce
  • 1/4 tsp Dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp Dried garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp Dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup Uncooked medium grain white rice, cook as directed on package
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 6 oz El Popular Chorizo
  • 1/2 cup Onion, diced
  • 1 cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 Red bell pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F. mix the first five ingredients together and set aside. Cook rice according to direction.
  • Add olive oil to skillet with chorizo, add onions and continue to brown. Drain and put chorizo onion mixture into a bowl with cooked rice let cool then add mozzarella cheese. Stir in tomato mixture, add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Meanwhile, cut tops of clean red bell peppers off and deseed, and removed soft rib part. In a pot add water and bring water to boil add peppers for about 4 minutes continue to boil. Using tongs remove peppers not to break peppers.
  • Fill each cavity with chorizo mixture and place in 6 x6 pan. Fill bottom of pan with about ½ inch of water. Cover pepper with tomato mixture and cover with foil. Cook about ½ hour or until peppers reach 165F.
  • Garnish with cilantro leaves.
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