1lbfrozen cauliflower rice I get the 16 oz bags of it at Costco
110 oz canRotel or diced tomatoes with green chiles
1.5 tbsp chili powder
1tsp garlic powder
115 oz can tomato sauce
desired toppings (sour cream, cheese, jalapenos, cilantro, red onion, etc)optional
Preheat the oven to 400. Cut the tops off of the peppers and scoop out the seeds/membranes. Place the peppers cut side down in a baking pan with 1/2 inch of water. Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, make the filling. Heat the 1 tbsp olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add in the diced onion and ground beef. Saute for 5-7 minutes, breaking up the beef with a wooden spoon, until mostly browned. Add in the frozen cauliflower rice and stir for 4-5 additional minutes until it begins to soften. Add in the rotel (or diced tomatoes) and spices. Stir to combine and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until warmed through. Keep on low until the peppers are out of the oven.
Remove the peppers and dump out any remaining water in the pan. Add 1/2 of the tomato sauce to the bottom of the casserole dish and spread it out with a spoon. Fill each pepper with some of the filling and place them back into the casserole dish (cut side up). Top each pepper with some of the remaining tomato sauce and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Add cheese at this point (if desired), then continue baking for an additional 15-20 minutes uncovered.
Top with desired toppings and enjoy!
You can also use ground chicken, ground turkey, or ground pork for this recipe!