Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Stuffed Green Peppers

Stuffed Green Peppers

Here's a delicious stuffed pepper recipe that's easy to make. Each green bell pepper contains ground beef, onion, tomatoes, rice and cheese, and is cooked in tomato sauce.


6 green bell peppers
2 garlic cloves - minced
1 pound ground beef
1/3 cup chopped onion
salt and pepper to taste
2 Tbsp Garlic Pepper (Durkee makes this spice)
1 24oz can of Crushed Tomatoes
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup uncooked rice
1/2 cup water
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 24 oz can of Tomato Sauce
1 15oz can of tomato sauce

1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cut the tops off the peppers, and remove the seeds. Cook peppers in boiling water for 5 minutes; drain. Sprinkle salt inside each pepper, and set aside.
2. In a large skillet, sauté beef, garlic and onions for 5 minutes, or until beef is browned. Drain off excess fat, and season with salt and pepper and garlic pepper. Stir in the crushed tomatoes, rice, 1/2 cup water and Worcestershire sauce. Cover, and simmer for 15 minutes, or until rice is tender. Remove from heat, and stir in the cheese.
3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. (175 degrees C). In baking dish, add the 15oz can of tomato sauce to the bottom for peppers to sit on. Stuff each pepper with the beef and rice mixture, and place peppers open side up in a baking dish. Pour tomato Sauce over the peppers (Leave ½ of the big can for after baking and left overs).
4. Bake covered for 25 to 35 minutes, until heated through and cheese is melted and bubbly.

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