One simple recipe for stuffed peppers calls for cutting off the tops of large bell peppers and stuffing them with a cooked beef and rice mixture. Bake for 25 minutes, and top with cheese. Another easy recipe calls for stuffing jalapenos peppers with various cheeses and baking until bubbly and browned.
For the stuffed bell peppers, cut the tops off four large bell peppers, and scoop out the seeds. Stand the peppers upright in an 8-inch glass baking dish. Cook 1 pound of ground beef and 2 tablespoons of onions in a skillet. Stir in 1 cup each of cooked rice and tomato sauce, 1 garlic clove and salt to taste. Divide the beef and rice mixture evenly into each pepper. Cover the baking pan with foil and bake for 10 minutes at 350 F. Remove the foil, and bake for another 15 minutes. Top each bell pepper with cheese before serving.
To make stuffed jalapenos, cut 12 jalapenos peppers lengthwise, about 1/3 of the way up each pepper. Scoop out the seeds and place the peppers on a baking sheet, cut side up. In a mixing bowl, combine 4 ounces each of cream cheese and shredded pepper jack cheese, 2 ounces of feta cheese, 2 tablespoons finely diced onion and a handful of chopped cilantro. Stuff the mixture into the jalapenos peppers, and bake for 15 to 18 minutes at 425 F until the cheese is slightly browned and bubbly.