Chorizo Stuffed Bell Peppers

Main Meals

A Recipe by El Popular

#ketogoals. All of our El Popular Chorizos are keto-friendly and made with clean ingredients. If you are rocking the keto lifestyle, but want to add another low carb meal to your menu, you can count on these Chorizo Stuffed Bell Peppers to fill you up and keep you on track to reach your goals. Try these tonight for a taste of Mexico without the carbs. Recipe by: Michael T. Paszkiet; Ivy Tech – East Chicago Campus; entered in the 2012 Chorizo Contest.

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  • Prep Time: 20 mins

  • Cook Time: 45 mins

  • Makes: 4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 6 oz. El Popular Chorizo of your choice

  • 4 red, yellow, or green bell peppers

  • 15 oz. canned tomato sauce

  • ¼ tsp. dried basil

  • ½ tsp. dried garlic powder

  • ½ tsp. dried parsley

  • ½ tsp. dried oregano

  • ½ cup uncooked medium grain white rice, cook as directed on package

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil

  • ½ cup onion, diced

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.

  • Mix tomato sauce and spices together and set aside.

  • Cook rice according to package directions.

  • Add olive oil to a skillet with the chorizo, add onions, and continue to brown. Drain and put chorizo onion mixture into a bowl with cooked rice to let cool. Stir in tomato mixture, add salt and pepper to taste.

  • Meanwhile, cut off the tops of clean bell peppers. Deseed and remove soft rib part.

  • In a pot add water and bring water to boil add peppers. Boil for 4 mins. Use tongs to remove.

  • Fill each cavity with chorizo and tomato mixture and place in 6 x6 pan. Fill the bottom of the pan with about ½ inch of water. Top each pepper with cheese and cover with foil.

  • Cook about ½ hour or until peppers reach 165F.

  • Garnish with cilantro leaves.

Chorizo 101

  • Chorizo is a spicy sausage believed to have come from Ancient Rome and later adopted by the Spaniards who brought it to Mexico.

  • Unlike Spanish Chorizo — Mexican style is soft, raw, uncured, and uncooked.

  • Similar to how Americans view bacon, Chorizo is a versatile ingredient one can use to enhance any dish!

Directions

  • Remove casing from Chorizo links.

  • Place desired amount in a non-stick skillet.

  • Break-up Chorizo while cooking at medium heat.

  • Sauté for 7-8 minutes until the Chorizo is fully cooked or the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees (F).

  • Enjoy on or in any dish.

Chorizo 101

  • Chorizo is a spicy sausage believed to have come from Ancient Rome and later adopted by the Spaniards who brought it to Mexico.

  • Unlike Spanish Chorizo — Mexican style is soft and comes raw, uncured, and uncooked.

  • Similar to how Americans view bacon, Chorizo is a versatile ingredient one can use to enhance any dish!

Directions

  • Remove casing from Chorizo links.

  • Place desired amount in a non-stick skillet.

  • Break-up Chorizo while cooking at medium heat.

  • Sauté for 7-8 minutes until the Chorizo is fully cooked or the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees (F).

  • Enjoy on or in any dish.

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