Mexican Stuffed Bell Peppers




Mexican Stuffed Bell Peppers are delicious one dish meal served as main course. The best thing about this recipe is , you can have it without guilt as it is healthy and tasty too. For more healthier version add brown Basmati rice instead of normal Basmati Rice or you can simply avoid the step of adding cooked rice . 




If you are following any kind of diet , say for example  , ketogenic diet , then this is an apt " Recipe " for you . Do not add rice , rest the recipe is keto complaint.
Here is my recipe of Mexican stuffed Bell Peppers.





INGREDIENTS : 
  • 1/2 kg chicken / mutton mince 
  • 1 finely chopped onion 
  • 3-4 red and green capsicum 
  • 170 gms tomatoes 
  • 2-3 whole green chillies
  • 1 cup cooked basmati rice 
  • 1 cups cheddar cheese ( britania ) 
  • 4 cloves of finely chopped garlic 
  • 1-2 tsp red chilli powder 
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder 
  • 200 gms enchilada sauce 
  • 180 gms tomato paste
METHOD : 
  1. Grill the whole green chillies on gas or in oven until black spots appear . 
  2. Let it rest for sometime , remove the skin and chop roughly.
  3. Blanch , peel and roughly chop the tomatoes.
  4. In a pan , add the chopped tomatoes with the chopped green chillies and cook for 15 -20 minutes.Turn off the gas.
  5. Add 2 tbsp lemon juice and keep aside.
  6. Side by side in another pan , add chicken mince with salt , onion and garlic .
  7. Add red chilly powder , cumin powder and above prepared diced tomatoes .
  8. Cook until the chicken mince is completely done , add half of enchilada sauce and simmer for 2-4 minutes. Adjust the seasonings , off the gas , and add the cooked rice , mix well .
  9. Pre heat oven to 180 degrees , wash the bell peppers and cut them into half from top to bottom and de seed them.
  10. Fill each halve peppers with the prepared rice mixture, top with remaining enchilada sauce and sprinkle some cheese.
  11. Grease a baking dish , place the peppers and bake un covered for 30 minutes or until the peppers are cooked .
  12. Top each baked pepper with jalapenos ,chopped onions and chopped tomatoes and serve hot.




NOTE : 
  • Increase or decrease the amount of red chilly powder as per your preferences .
  • You can use home made Enchilada sauce or store bought , both are fine.
  • For home made Enchilada Sauce , click here for the link .
  • Instead of Basmati rice add brown basmati rice for more healthier version.
  • An apt recipe for Keto diet followers. {just do not add basmati rice , rest follower the same procedure  }

PREPARATION TIME : 5 - 10 Minutes.
COOKING TIME : 1 hour 20 minutes approximately.
SERVES : 4 Persons.



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