Chorizo-Rice Stuffed Bell Peppers

Throw a Mexican-style fiesta this Cinco de Mayo with a menu full of fresh flavors. Start the meal with bell peppers stuffed with a mixture of chorizo, rice and cheese.

5 from 2 votes
Chorizo-Rice Stuffed Bell Peppers
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr

This zesty dish has fresh produce and is a perfect appetizer for your next taco night.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 322 kcal
  • 8-10 medium bell peppers
  • 1 8-ounce can Ro-Tel diced tomatoes and green chilies
  • cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 8 ounces Mexican chorizo
  • cups Monterey Jack cheese divided use
  • Chopped fresh cilantro for garnish
  1. Prepare the peppers by slicing off the tops and removing the seeds. Arrange the peppers on a baking sheet.
  2. In a medium saucepan, bring the tomatoes and broth to a boil. Stir in the rice, reduce heat to simmer, and cover. Cook for 30 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed.
  3. While the rice is cooking, preheat the oven to 350°F.
  4. Place a large skillet over medium heat. Remove the chorizo from the casing and sauté until cooked, about 7 minutes.
  5. Once the chorizo is cooked, remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the cooked rice. Then stir in 1 cup of the cheese.
  6. Scoop the rice mixture into the peppers and top with the remaining cheese. Bake for 10-15 minutes until the cheese is melted and the peppers are slightly tender. Top with chopped cilantro before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Chorizo-Rice Stuffed Bell Peppers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 322 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 461mg 19%
Potassium 436mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 5g
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 77.2%
Vitamin C 184.2%
Calcium 15%
Iron 7.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Photography by Stephen DeVries

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