Monday, January 30, 2012

Chili & Cheese Stuffed Peppers

I know this is not much of a picture, but this is one yummy pepper! I had some leftover chili in the freezer I needed to use, and this fit the bill. It was one of those times where is wasn't enough for two, but too much for one person for a meal.

I was in serious need of comfort food this week. A friend and co-worker had a serious medical emergency last weekend, and is not going to make it back to us. My heart has been so heavy and painful the past few days for her family. They had to make some hard decisions. She was a wonderful person and I will miss her dearly.  Memories of her fun spirit and compassion (not to mention a great sense of style) are what I am focusing and holding with me.  That's all I can say now, but enjoy the recipe.

2 cups beef or vegetarian chili (you can use any type you like, but I think a thick chili is best)
4 large green bell peppers, tops off and seeded
1 cup uncooked brown rice
15 oz tomato sauce, divided
1 cup cheddar cheese
Sour Cream, garnish (not pictured)


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

Cook brown rice according to instructions. Place cooked rice and chili in a large bowl, and stir well. In a deep, 8X8 baking dish cover bottom with 1/2 cup tomato sauce. Stuff the peppers with the rice mixture and set into the baking dish. Pour the rest of the tomato sauce over the peppers and top with cheese. Bake uncovered for 60 minutes. Garnish with sour cream.


  1. Hi Ashley - We don't know each other.. but I'm a follower of your blog because I love your recipes. I live in AZ but am originally from Two Rivers WI, so I am a die hard Packer fan and love both the food and people from WI. I had to say that I'm sorry for your loss of a dear friend. I will be making both your cheddar beer chicken tacos and this stuffed pepper, they both sound delicious. The best was the slow cooker Chicken Tikka Masala!!!! Have a wonderful, warm and safe trip to Key West! It is a beautiful place.

  2. Oh, Thank you Jodi. Your message brought tears to my eyes. We miss her so very much, and sometimes it is nice to have an outlet like this for our thoughts. You will be happy to know Wisconsin is record high temps this week! 40 degrees in January!