Bell Pepper Nachos
2 medium green peppers
1 medium sweet red pepper
1 medium sweet yellow pepper
2 medium plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1-1/2 cups cooked rice
1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Cut peppers into 1-1/2- to 2-in. squares. Cut each square in half diagonally to form two triangles; set aside. In a lightly greased skillet, cook the tomatoes, onion, chili powder and cumin over medium heat for 3 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring occasionally.
Remove from the heat. Stir in the rice, Monterey Jack cheese, cilantro and hot pepper sauce. Spoon a heaping tablespoon onto each pepper triangle. Place on greased baking sheets. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Broil 6-8 in. from the heat for 3-4 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and rice is heated through. Make 3-1/2 dozen.
Note: These appetizers can be assembled ahead of time. Place on baking sheets, cover and refrigerate for up to 8 hours before broiling.