Total Time: 35 minutes
Tex-Mex flavors spice up this crowd-pleaser that's equally at home as a weeknight family-friendly meal or for dinner guests.
4 medium to large green peppers
2 cups frozen corn kernels
1 (15-ounce) can of cooked beans, drained and rinsed (black, pinto, or black-eyed peas)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese or smoked cheddar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 fresh or pickled jalapeno pepper, diced
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
1 cup salsa
1 cup cooked rice (optional)
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon paprika or smoked paprika
Preheat the oven to 375°F, and bring a stockpot of water to a boil.
Cut the green peppers in half through the stems, or leave whole and remove the tops. Remove seeds and thick inner ribs. Blanch peppers for 4 minutes. Remove and reserve.
In a large bowl, combine the corn, beans or black-eyed peas, cheese, salt, jalapeno, cilantro, salsa, and rice (if using).
Stuff each pepper or pepper half with an equal amount of the filling and place in a baking dish.
Add enough water to fill the bottom of the baking dish. Top each pepper or pepper half with a dab of butter and a pinch of paprika and bake 20 minutes.
Top with salsa, sour cream, or guacamole and serve with tortilla chips.