Stuffed Peppers

            Stuffed peppers always seem like they are such a fancy meal. Well, I am here to tell you that that is not true! You can make stuffed peppers for the entire family to enjoy. They seem like a daunting workload to make also.

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You have to par-boil the peppers or pre bake them. Then you have to do so many other steps to get them to be exactly what you get at restaurants. I have a special treat for you! Yes, you will have to prebake the peppers, but you can do that while you are preparing the rest.

            Remember, a recipe card is the basic list of ingredients. If you choose to substitute a different item, that is perfectly okay to do.

You need to make the dish as yours. You can prebake the peppers covered with foil so they do not brown before the actual stuffing takes place.

Frequently Asked Questions:

            What color pepper should I use?

You can use any color you want. Green peppers are the typical pepper used in this dish. The red, yellow and orange peppers are a touch sweeter, which will create a slightly different taste.

            Can I use brown rice?

Absolutely! When you have a way to make a meal healthier, please go ahead and do so.

            Can I change up the meat used?

You could change it to sausage, or a combination of sausage and ground beef.

            Can I cook these in the slow cooker?

This would actually be a much easier method. You do not have to prebake the peppers if you are using a slow cooker. All you need to do is prepare the filling ahead, set the peppers in the slow cooker and spoon the stuffing inside the peppers. Sprinkle the cheese in the last 10 minutes.

What do you need to make Stuffed Peppers

            ½ cup uncooked long grain rice

            1 pound ground beef

            6 green bell peppers

            1 cup water

            16 ounces tomato sauce

            1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce

            ¼ tsp garlic powder

            ¼ tsp onion powder

            1 tsp Italian seasoning

            Salt and pepper to taste

            1 ½ cups Mozzarella cheese, shredded

How to make Stuffed Peppers

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 350*

Remove the core and innards of the peppers

SECOND STEP:

Place the peppers in a lightly sprayed baking dish, with the open tops up. Cut a little off the bottom if needed to get them to stand

Prebake the peppers covered with foil, for 30 minutes

THIRD STEP:

In a skillet, crumble and brown the ground beef.

Place the water and rice into a saucepan and allow to come to a boil, then reduce heat

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Simmer until rice is done, adding water if needed.

FOURTH STEP:

In a bowl, combine the cooked rice, cooked beef, 1 can of the tomato sauce and the seasonings.

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Stir to combine well

Spoon the filling equally into each of the peppers

FIFTH STEP:

Pour the remaining can of tomato sauce over the peppers

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b)

Bake for one hour, basting the peppers once or twice

SIXTH STEP:

Sprinkle with the shredded cheese in the last 10 minutes, or just long enough for the cheese to melt.

Serve with breadsticks or dinner rolls and enjoy!

YUM!

Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed Peppers

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 6 green bell peppers
  • 1 cup water
  • 16 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 ½ cups Mozzarella cheese, shredded

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 350*

Remove the core and innards of the peppers

SECOND STEP:

Place the peppers in a lightly sprayed baking dish, with the open tops up. Cut a little off the bottom if needed to get them to stand

Prebake the peppers covered with foil, for 30 minutes

THIRD STEP:

In a skillet, crumble and brown the ground beef.

Place the water and rice into a saucepan and allow to come to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until rice is done, adding water if needed.

FOURTH STEP:

In a bowl, combine the cooked rice, cooked beef, 1 can of the tomato sauce and the seasonings. Stir to combine well

Spoon the filling equally into each of the peppers

FIFTH STEP:

Pour the remaining can of tomato sauce over the peppers

Bake for one hour, basting the peppers once or twice

SIXTH STEP:

Sprinkle with the shredded cheese in the last 10 minutes, or just long enough for the cheese to melt.

Serve with breadsticks or dinner rolls and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 80Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 8gCholesterol: 140mgSodium: 28mgCarbohydrates: 120gSugar: 14gProtein: 10g