Involve your children in the preparation and I'll bet they won't even complain when you serve them this dish.
4 large bell peppers (red, yellow and/or green)
3/4 lb. ground beef, or ground turkey
2 T taco seasoning
1 cup prepared Minute Rice
3/4 cup black bean/corn salsa
1 cup shredded Mexican cheese
Wash peppers, slice off tops and remove seeds
Microwave peppers on high with the cut side down, covered with plastic wrap, for 2 minutes. Remove and set aside- leaving the plastic wrap on for now.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, brown the meat and drain off excess fat. Add taco mix and 2 T water. Stir well. Add in prepared rice (if you like, you can use brown rice for extra fiber and a healthier choice!) Finally, stir in the salsa and cheese. Add salt and pepper and/or Tabasco to taste.
Remove the prepared peppers and turn cut-side up. Fill each with about 1 cup filling. Microwave again for about 30 seconds - 1 minute. We actually prefer to broil the peppers for 2-3 minutes.
You may want to double the recipe - at my house, we each have 2 peppers!