Vegetarian Stuffed Bell Pepper
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 4 large Mixed Color bell peppers - tops, seeds, and membranes removed
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 2 cups cooked rice
- 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 (14.5 ounce) can chili-style diced tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 (8 ounce) package shredded Mexican cheese blend
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Bring a large pot of water and 1 tablespoon salt to a boil; cook color bell peppers in the boiling water until slightly softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain.
- Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion in the hot oil until softened and transparent, 5 to 10 minutes.
- Mix rice, black beans, tomatoes, and cooked onion in a large bowl.
- Add chili powder, garlic salt, cumin, 1/2 teaspoon salt; stir until evenly mixed. Fold 1 1/2 cups Mexican cheese blend into rice mixture.
- Spoon rice mixture into each bell pepper; arrange peppers in 9x9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle peppers with remaining Mexican cheese blend.
- Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and bubbling, about 30 minutes.