Sunday, June 26, 2011

Tamale Peppers

A new meatless (not protein-less) dinner.
*serves 4 (but we had left over filling that we put in tortillas for lunch the next day)
4 medium bell peppers (we like red and yellow best)
1 cup diced fresh tomatoes
1 cup black beans rinsed and drained
1 cup frozen corn, thawed
3/4 cup salsa
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 c cornmeal
2 green onions, chopped
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

1) preheat oven to 350. cut tops off bell peppers and remove seeds. Set aside.
2) In a large bowl combine all ingredients except only 3/4 cup of the cheese.
3) spoon mixture evenly into peppers, and top with remaining cheese.
4) Place stuffed peppers in an 8x8 baking dish. add 1/2 in water to pan (we didn't add water and they turned out great). Bake, uncovered, for 50 minutes or until peppers are tender and filling is hot.