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Chihuahua Cheese Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 6 large bell peppers
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1 cup cooked rice
- 1 cup Chihuahua cheese, shredded
- 1/2 cup onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup tomato sauce
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. chili powder
- Salt and pepper to taste

Special equipment needed:
- Large pot
- Baking dish

Step-by-step instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

2. Cut off the tops of the bell peppers and remove the seeds and membranes.

3. In a large pot of boiling water, blanch the bell peppers for 3-4 minutes. Drain and set aside.

4. In a large skillet, cook the ground beef and onion until the beef is browned and the onion is tender.

5. Add the cooked rice, tomato sauce, garlic powder, chili powder, salt, and pepper to the skillet. Stir to combine.

6. Stuff each bell pepper with the beef and rice mixture.

7. Place the stuffed peppers in a baking dish and sprinkle the shredded Chihuahua cheese on top.

8. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Serving size:
6 servings

Nutritional information:
Calories: 345
Fat: 17g
Carbohydrates: 22g
Protein: 25g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Ground turkey or chicken can be substituted for ground beef.
- Any type of cheese can be substituted for Chihuahua cheese.

- Add diced tomatoes, corn, or black beans to the beef and rice mixture for added flavor and nutrition.
- Use poblano peppers instead of bell peppers for a spicier version.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure to blanch the bell peppers before stuffing them to ensure they are tender.
- Use a spoon to stuff the peppers to avoid tearing them.
- Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Storage instructions:
Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
Reheat in the microwave or oven until heated through.

Presentation ideas:
Serve the stuffed peppers on a bed of lettuce or with a side salad.

Garnish with chopped cilantro or green onions.

Serve with a side of Mexican rice or refried beans.

Suggested side dishes:
Mexican rice, refried beans, or a side salad.

Troubleshooting advice:
If the peppers are not tender enough, blanch them for an additional minute or two.

Food safety advice:
Make sure to cook the ground beef to an internal temperature of 160°F.

Food history:
Chihuahua cheese is a type of cheese that originated in the Mexican state of Chihuahua.

Flavor profiles:
Savory, cheesy, and slightly spicy.

Serving suggestions:
Serve hot with a side of Mexican rice or refried beans.

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Region: Mexican

Taste: Savory, Tangy, Cheesy, Spicy, Herby