Monday, March 2, 2015

Nachos with Bell Peppesr

Makes  8  servings

1             medium green bell pepper
1             medium yellow or red bell pepper
2             Italian plum tomatoes , seeded and chopped
1/3          cup finely chopped green onion
1             teaspoon chili powder
1/2          teaspoon grown cumin
1 -1/2      cups cooked white rice
1/3          cup (2 ounces) shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack Cheese
1/4           cup chopped fresh cilantro
2              teaspoons jalapeno pepper sauce or 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/2           cup (2 0unces) shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese .

1.        Spray large nonstick baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray ; set aside .

2 .      Cut bell peppers into 2X1 1/2 strips ; cut strips into bite size triangles ( each bell pepper strip should yield 2 or 3 triangles).

3 .      Spray large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray . Add tomatoes , onion , chili powder and cumin . Cook over medium heat 3 minutes or until onion is tender , stirring occasionally . Remove from heat . Stir in rice , Monterey Jack cheese , cilantro and pepper sauce .

4 .      Top each pepper triangle with approximately 2 tablespoons rice mixture ; sprinkle with Cheddar cheese . Place on prepared baking sheets ; cover with plastic wrap . Refrigerate up to 8 hours before serving .

5 .      When ready to serve , preheat broiler . Remove plastic wrap . Broil Nachos , 6 to 8 inches from heat , 3 to 4 minutes ( or bake at 400*F 8 to 10 minutes) or until cheese is bubbly and rice is heated through . Transfer to serving tray ; garnish as desired .

TIP : Nachos can be made a day ahead .


  1. Perfect, Nee! Your nachos look great and I'm happy to have the recipe! Have a good week!

    1. Hi Pam , everyone loves nachos and the didn't last long . thank you for stopping by ... I will make our roast chicken for Sunday dinner , got company coming . hanks for stopping b . ;)

  2. What a fantastic way to top these nachos, looks delicious! have a great week Nee!

    1. Hi Cheri , Kids love bell peppers so he credit goes to them ;-D thanks for stopping by .
      have a great week , stay warm and safe.

  3. Hi Nee,

    These will be a great party food for us to celebrate the end of our summer. Yum!


    1. Hi Zoe , yes , it would be a nice dish to celebrate the end of summer .Spring will be here soon , March 20th. Thanks for stopping by :)

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    1. Hi Jayanthi -Sindhiya , thanks you for visiting , I will visit you also . :)

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    1. Hi Medeja , they are delicious and the pepperes give them the zest . Thanks for stopping by :)

  6. Great idea using bell pepper in this all the colors in it!
    Have a great week Nee :)

  7. Hi Juliana ,
    I go he idea from the name of your blog ... color our recipes .a good week to you Juliana , thanks for stopping by :)

  8. What a GREAT idea, Nee! I never thought to use Bell Peppers as Nachos! I will definitely be trying these. I'm beginning to think you have a magic hat of recipes, lol...Talking about Magic, tell the kids they are going to LOVE Cookbook Wednesday this week, lol...

    Thanks for sharing, Nee...

  9. Good morning Louise ,
    The kids love bell peppers ( all vegetables for that matter) I get a lot of ideas from the kids , if left to Baby Boy everything I cook will be drunk food (giggling) , I do have quite a collection , I haven't been cooking much lately because of school functions and the weather .
    I will be over to check you out , I know they will love the post , they love visiting you and John . Thanks for stopping by :)


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